For young adult carers, the publication of the Carer’s Action Plan in June 2018 brought several things to celebrate. It was the first time that the needs of this group of young people had been addressed...Read more »
Today is Carers Rights Day, an important campaign which aims to raise awareness of the needs and rights of carers. This year’s theme, ‘caring for your future’, emphasises the difference that having the right information at...Read more »
Hello, my name is Lucy Prentice, I am 20 years old and a full-time carer for my mother. I have been a carer since the age of 11 when my mother suffered a raptured brain aneurysm. ...Read more »
HRH The Princess Royal, Learning and Work Institute’s patron, attended last week’s Positive Transitions – Supporting Young Adult Carers in Learning and Work conference to help raise awareness of young adult carers’ needs and experiences. The...Read more »
Being involved in the Positive Career Choices work was really different. I had never done anything like this before, and neither had the young people I support. It was really interesting. We recruited a few champions...Read more »
I would like to discuss the importance of information, advice and guidance around education and careers for young carers. Notice I haven’t said “tailored” in the above sentence? With good reason. It seems to me that...Read more »
We are pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of our new toolkit to support young adult carers in making informed decisions about education and work. The launch is being supported by a series of free workshops...Read more »
In England and Wales there are over 300,000 young adult carers, who provide over £5 billion of unpaid care each year. Despite the vital contribution they make to their families and society, young adult carers are...Read more »
Today is the beginning of Carers Week 2017, which this year is focussed on building carer-friendly communities. Learning and Work Institute has long worked to support learning providers and employers to be more young adult carer-friendly....Read more »
Emma, a young adult carer from York, attended a meeting of our National Policy Forum for Young Adult Carers on 11th January 2017. In this blog, she talks about her experience and what she gained from...Read more »
For most young people the acquisition of rights and responsibilities goes hand in hand. As they get older, their responsibilities gradually increase, but so do their rights. This process is an important part of growing up...Read more »
Today is Carers Rights Day, when organisations across the country help carers to understand their rights and the support they are entitled to.
Funded by the Department of Health’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) grants fund, ‘Positive Career Choices for Young Adult Carers’ is working with six carers services across England to develop and pilot a tailored careers...Read more »
With the success of the What Employers Want programme, culminating in the creation of the What Employers Want website, Learning and Work are pleased to announce the exciting next phase of the project to tackle youth unemployment.
My name is Daisy, I’m 18 years old. I live in Rugby and I care for my mum who has been diagnosed with several mental health conditions and now is also suffering from physical disabilities. My...Read more »
Most people see carers as people who look after physical disabilities but it is so much wider than this. Mental health and substance misuse is on the rise – what happens to the family members who...Read more »
To mark the start of Carers Week 2016, Learning and Work Institute is launching new resources developed through our successful 'WE Care' project to help build more carer friendly communities.
Eighteen year old Craig has been a carer for his mum and dad since he was twelve, and to mark Carers Week (8 - 14 June) he has shared his experiences of learning whilst caring with us.
To mark Carers Week (8-14 June), Nicola Aylward, NIACE's Head of Learning for Young People, is calling for three simple policy changes that could make a positive impact on the lives and life chances of young adult carers.
In the next in our series of blogs examining our Ten Policies for Ten People blogs, Nicola Aylward details the actions the next Government must take to help unlock the talents of Young Adult Carers.
A guest blog from young adult carer, Carina, as part of NIACE’s WE Care project, which is exploring the support young adult carers require to make successful transitions into learning and work.
Continuing a series of guest blogs for National Carers Week, young adult carer, Matt, tells us what he thinks employers and schools can do to better support people with caring responsibilities.
In the first of a series of guest blogs for National Carers Week, Louise shares the challenges she has faced growing up as a carer and what she thinks could make a real difference to others in the same situation.