Young adult carers’ housing needs still overlooked

The housing needs of young adult carers are still being overlooked, according to a review by education and training think-tank the Learning & Work Institute. The institute warns that “unsustainable caring arrangements and breakdowns in family relationships” combined with a general shortage of housing options means some young adult carers are living in situations “which have a serious impact on their physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing”. Despite this, “young adult carers do not appear to be recognised as a group requiring specific housing-related support,” the policy review concludes. There is also no specific data on the extent of homelessness among the group. Read more.