Young carers

The Carers Trust has published a report on the mental health and wellbeing of young carers and young adult carers in the UK in 2022. Findings from a survey of 571 carers aged 12-25 include: 42% felt stressed by their caring role and 52% found that they ‘never’ or ‘rarely’ got adequate support from their place of education. Separately, the Children’s Commissioner for England has published a blog highlighting responses to the Big Ask survey from 6,000 children and young people aged 6-17 years old who were being supported by a young carers’ project, which found that 25% of young carers were unhappy with their mental health compared to 20% of all other children.

Read the press release: It’s harder than anyone understands, and I feel like I am drowning”
Download the report: It’s harder than anyone understands: the experiences and thoughts of young carers and young adult carers. (PDF)
Read the blog: The Big Ask Voices: shining a light on young carers

Source: Carers Trust, Children’s Commissioner for England

Date: 16 March 2022

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