Carers Trust's national survey on the impact of Coronavirus on young carers and young adult carers

The results of a Carers Trust survey into the impact of Coronavirus on young carers aged 12 to 17 and young adult carers aged 18 to 25 was published in July 2020. They point to a steep decline in the mental health and wellbeing of the hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK who provide unpaid care at home for family members or friends. Read more

Almost 1 in 10 people are now an unpaid carer

There has been a significant rise in the number of people providing unpaid care since the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

It's Carers Week 2020

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Read more

Young Carer Service Newsletter, May 2020

Read the latest updates from the Young Carer Service about the activities and support we'll be providing this summer. Read more

Additional support for vulnerable people from CoronaVirus (covid-19)

People who are extremely vulnerable due to medical reasons are entitled to additional support, such as help with shopping or personal care. Read more

Free School Meals

Children who are eligible for free school meals can continue to receive food through an arrangement with the school. Read more

Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Keeping active and protecting your mental wellbeing

These tips are designed to help both you and those you care for look after yourselves and protect your mental wellbeing. Read more

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Guidance

It's important to know what support is available to you as a carer and those you look after. Read more

Covid-19 (coronavirus) update

Covid-19 is affecting charities all over the UK. We're responding to Government, NHS and Carers Trust advice whilst trying to deliver services as best as we can. As advice changes, we'll need to change too. We'll do our best to keep everyone up to date with what's happening. Read more

Young Carers Awareness Day 2020

Young Carers Awareness Day is an annual event that raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers. It took place on 30th January Read more

Carers Week 2020

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign. Carers Week 2020 dates have been announced: 8-14 June 2020! Read more

New Fund Enables People to Reach Their Potential

The Curtin Passionate About Realising Potential Fund will help people of all ages to overcome barriers to developing their skills, talents and aspirations Read more

Great North Run 2020

We’re extremely excited to have secured places for the 2020 Great North Run! This will be the 40th anniversary of one of the UK’s most popular running events, with an estimated 57,000 runners taking part. Read more

Welcome to Our New Website!

This year we received a grant from the Transform Foundation to develop a new site where carers, professionals and partners can find all the information they need about the services that we offer. Read more

Weston Charity Awards Winners' Celebration Event

Pauline Steele and Diane Sandford attended the Weston Charity Awards winners' celebration event 10th October 2019 following our year as part of the Pilotlight project Read more

Young Carers Sweet Treat Appeal

Thanks to your generosity, our young carers Christmas Party was a huge success. See you next year! Read more