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Carers Rights Day 2018: caring for the future of young adult carers
29 November 2018

Carers Rights Day 2018: caring for the future of young adult carers

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 »

Making the transition to adulthood: framework and resources for young adult carers
13 June 2018

Making the transition to adulthood: framework and resources for young adult carers

This week is Carers Week, when organisations across the country celebrate the hugely valuable contribution that carers of all ages make to our society. To mark this important campaign, Learning and Work Institute is pleased to...Read more »

New Learning, Work and Wellbeing Toolkit for young adult carers
25 January 2018

New Learning, Work and Wellbeing Toolkit for young adult carers

To celebrate this year’s Young Carers Awareness Day, Learning and Work Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new toolkit to support young adult carers in making informed decisions about education and work. Research...Read more »

Providing tailored positive careers guidance to carers
24 October 2017

Providing tailored positive careers guidance to carers

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 »

How to ensure IAG for young adult carers is meaningful
24 October 2017

How to ensure IAG for young adult carers is meaningful

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 »

New Learning, Work and Wellbeing Toolkit for young adult carers
23 October 2017

New Learning, Work and Wellbeing Toolkit for young adult carers

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 »

New promotional materials to give young adult carers fair access to financial support in learning
12 September 2017

New promotional materials to give young adult carers fair access to financial support in learning

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 »

New young adult carers website for Carers Week 2017
12 June 2017

New young adult carers website for Carers Week 2017

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 »

25 January 2017

Young Adult Carers – responsibilities, but what about rights?

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 »

Carers Rights Day 2016
24 November 2016

Carers Rights Day 2016

Today is Carers Rights Day, when organisations across the country help carers to understand their rights and the support they are entitled to.

Learning and Work Institute announces 6 pilots for ‘Positive Career Choices for Young Adult Carers’
14 November 2016

Learning and Work Institute announces 6 pilots for ‘Positive Career Choices for Young Adult Carers’

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 »

What Employers Want programme provides new opportunities for young people
2 November 2016

What Employers Want programme provides new opportunities for young people

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.

Young adult carers need access to learning and employment.
22 July 2016

Young adult carers need access to learning and employment.

Learning and Work Institute is calling for better access to learning and employment for young adult carers, responding to the Department of Health’s consultation on a new Carers Strategy.

External support crucial for young adult carers to develop educational paths
7 June 2016

External support crucial for young adult carers to develop educational paths

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 »

Being a carer isn’t a choice, but I wouldn’t change any of it
7 June 2016

Being a carer isn’t a choice, but I wouldn’t change any of it

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 »

6 June 2016

Breaking down barriers to learning and work for young adult carers – Carers Week 2016

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.

“We care – do you?” Young adult carers call for policy changes
23 March 2016

“We care – do you?” Young adult carers call for policy changes

Despite providing more than £5 billion in unpaid care each year, more than 300,000 16-25 year old young adult carers are twice as likely to be out of education and work than their peers and nearly...Read more »

Young adult carers to get support to build rewarding careers
8 March 2016

Young adult carers to get support to build rewarding careers

Young adult carers could benefit from improved career support, thanks to a new project from Learning and Work Institute.   The project ‘Positive Career Choices – Young Adult Carers’, which is funded by the Department of...Read more »

Tailored careers guidance crucial for young adult carers
7 October 2015

Tailored careers guidance crucial for young adult carers

To provide better support for young adult carers, NIACE has worked with a number of partners and young adult carers to develop and pilot tailored resources and approaches to careers guidance. 

7 April 2015

What is the future for young people who are excluded from the labour market?

Recent figures from the House of Commons Library have suggested that youth unemployment has seen a small quarterly fall, with 743,000 16 – 24 year olds unemployed in January 2015. Around 67 percent of unemployed young people are not in full-time education, raising concerns amongst politicians, charities and campaign groups about future policy to support young people.

Leaked documents reveal potential cuts to disability benefits and carer’s allowance
31 March 2015

Leaked documents reveal potential cuts to disability benefits and carer’s allowance

The BBC has reported on leaked documents which indicate how the Conservative Party might go about cutting the £12bn from the welfare budget, promised by George Osborne.

Improving access to learning and work for young adult carers
15 October 2014

Improving access to learning and work for young adult carers

The progress of key initiatives, like the National Policy Forum for Young Adult Carers, and their impact on young adult carers’ engagement in learning and work, was the focus of an event in the presence of NIACE’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.

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