Call For All Young Carers To Be Offered Support
Young adult carers have united at an event in Glasgow to call for support services to be made available across Scotland.
With an estimated 30,000 young adult carers in Scotland, Carers Trust Scotland organised for some to speak at the ‘Time to be Heard for Young Adult Carers’ conference.
There they shared their testimonies of how have been helped by support services and projects to an audience of 150 people including MSPs and representatives from higher education and local authorities.
In Scotland, Carers Trust is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services, but believes that there are thousands of young people who are hidden carers and are not being supported.
Young speakers urged decision makers to ensure every young adult carer in Scotland has access to a support service.
The charity hopes that the event will help to raise awareness of the positive impact services and projects such as Time to be Heard, which launched a year ago, can have on young people with caring responsibilities.