Inquiry into the life opportunities of Young Carers and Young Adult Carers by the APPG.

The APPG is the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Young Carers & Young Adult Carers. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the group.

The first ever parliamentary inquiry into young and young adult carers has revealed a lack of support is having a devastating impact on their education, wellbeing and future prospects. The inquiry shows:

  • Thousands of young children spending more than 50 hours a week caring for a family member
  • Inquiry calls for a national carers strategy to address postcode lottery of support for young carers