Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Our vision is that unpaid carers count and can access the help they need to live their lives.
Findings show unpaid carers being pushed to breaking point. See results from our 2020 survey, recommendations and calls to action.
There are over seven million unpaid carers in the UK. We rely on the generosity of the public to support carers in desperate need of help across the UK. A gift, no matter what size, can make a real difference to a carer's life.
Get involved and take action to deliver change for young and young adult carers – Protect Young Carers’ Futures.
We provide a wealth of information online to help unpaid carers access the support they need.
Locally, our network of partners support carers throughout the UK, giving them access to help, advice and breaks from caring.
Carers Trust Scotland and The Open University in Scotland have joined forces to help improve support to thousands of student carers in Scotland, who are studying alongside providing unpaid care for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.22nd February 2021
This information covers the process in England. On 20 February, NHS England wrote to local leaders in charge of the vaccination programme and set out how they should identify unpaid carers in this initial phase of vaccinating those in group 6.Press releases 13th January 2021
Carers Trust will use the money to help thousands of exhausted, unpaid carers access much-needed respite services and breaks from their round-the-clock caring roles.
A donation to Carers Trust allows us to reach more of the UK’s hidden carers and provide the support they need to care for the people they love.