Young Adult Carers

Young Adult Carers Employment Report
27 November 2018

Young Adult Carers Employment Report

This report presents the findings from research conducted by Learning and Work Institute on behalf of the Department for Education, which aimed to gather robust evidence on young adult carers’ barriers to employment. The research explored:...Read more »

New Carer’s Allowance posters for colleges
4 October 2018

New Carer’s Allowance posters for colleges

This leaflet aims to clarify the rules on claiming Carer’s Allowance and studying full-time for staff working in colleges and other learning providers. If a young person’s course requires less than 21 hours of supervised study...Read more »

Making the Transition to Adulthood: Framework and Resources for Young Adult Carers
18 June 2018

Making the Transition to Adulthood: Framework and Resources for Young Adult Carers

Learning and Work is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource for young adult carers. Making the Transition to Adulthood: Framework and Resources for Young Adult Carers. Funded by the Department for Education, the...Read more »

Targeted Support for Colleges
8 June 2018

Targeted Support for Colleges

Delivered between April 2017 and March 2018, Learning and Work Institute’s Support for Colleges project provided targeted one-to-one support for six colleges throughout England to enable them to develop an effective and embedded whole organisational approach...Read more »

Carer’s Allowance leaflets and posters
4 September 2017

Carer’s Allowance leaflets and posters

These posters and leaflets have been developed in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions and members of the National Policy Forum for Young Adult Carers. They are designed for learning providers and carers services...Read more »

Carers Strategy
1 February 2017

Carers Strategy

Our Response to the Department of Health’s consultation on a new Carers Strategy.

Young Adult Carers in Learning and Work
19 January 2017

Young Adult Carers in Learning and Work

This infographic shows the impact that caring can have on young people's lives. You can use it to demonstrate some of the challenges that young adult carers experience in learning and work.

Young Adult Carer and Young Carer posters
19 January 2017

Young Adult Carer and Young Carer posters

A set of free posters to raise awareness about the challenges faced by Young Adult Carers who are caring and learning, for learning providers and support services.

WE Care – improving Work and Education for young adult carers
19 January 2017

WE Care – improving Work and Education for young adult carers

The WE Care project - improving Work and Education for young adult carers - was funded by the Department of Health's Voluntary Sector Investment Programme.

Really useful book of learning and earning 19 January 2017

The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning (RUBLE) for Young Adult Carers – Third edition

The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning for Young Adult Carers is aimed at young adults (aged 16-25) in England who are looking after somebody else.

19 January 2017

Supporting young adult carers in the workplace: A guide for employers

This guide aims to help employers provide support for young adult carers to gain and stay in work. It tells employers who young adult carers are, the benefits of supporting young adult carers in the workplace, and includes practical information, resources and case studies which demonstrate the types of support employers can offer to young adult carers.

Supporting carers in further education
19 January 2017

Supporting carers in further education

A brand new guide to support students in further education with caring responsibilities, has been published by NIACE and Carers Trust.

Careers Guidance for Young Adult Carers
19 January 2017

Careers Guidance for Young Adult Carers

We've worked with partners and young adult carers to develop and pilot tailored resources and approaches to careers guidance, to better support young adult carers.

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