Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responds to new Action for Children research showing that three-quarters of young carers feel lonely during the summer holidays.
“Young carers often face significant challenges, and these don’t go away during the summer holidays as this research shows. Councils across the country work hard to make sure young carers are able to access the support they need, however with children’s services facing a £3 billion funding gap by 2025 and enormous challenges in the adult social care sector too, this is getting increasingly difficult.
“As our adult social care green paper launched this week highlights, unpaid carers of all ages need to be supported so that they can enjoy their lives in the way that they want to. We need a nationwide public debate about the future of care for all adults and it is important the voice of young carers is heard in that.”