The Carers Trust has launched the Better Bursary campaign and is calling on the government to make the 16-19 bursary accessible for all young adult carers in England.
Their research has shown many young adult carers report that they are ashamed or embarrassed to talk to staff about their caring role and that there is ‘no point’ in speaking up because they do not see any impact.
You can read the full story on the Carers Trust website.
If you are a young carer and are worried about your financial situation, please use our Benefits Calculator and Grants Search to make sure you are receiving all the help you are entitled too.
See also Your Situation: Carer information section