Masks are now obligatory in many public places, including shops, banks and public transport. It's important to wear them to help stop the spread of COVID-19. However, some people can't wear them - find out more about exemptions and getting an exemption card.
A thousand young, and young adult carers, including from Action for Carers, fed into this Carers Trust survey with the disturbing results released last week. They showed big increases in the time spent caring and a consequent rise in stress and a steep decline in mental health
Doing schoolwork at home is a challenge for most children, but young carers have faced particular difficulties in lockdown. Many schools have been unable to help all young people with digital access, so we're launching an appeal to get laptops to young carers.
The University of Surrey's 'Widening Participation & Outreach team' have a scheme offering children in need, including young carers, 'Book Bundles' to help them access literature and continue reading while not in school.
A new report suggests there are more young carers than identified in the Census. The research, commssioned by Action for Carers, also found initiatives to support young carers clearly leads to schools identifying more young carers.
New research released this week by Carers UK finds that an estimated 4.5 million people have started caring (unpaid) since the COVID-19 outbreak began. When combined with those already providing care pre-crisis, that means there could be as many as 13.6 million carers across the UK – 26% of the UK population.
Action for Carers Surrey is delighted to report that we have been accredited as a 'Carer Confident' employer, the Employers for Carers' benchmarking scheme. Noticeably, we are the first carers’ charity to be accredited, and only the second charity.
Calling all Surrey young carers in year 9, 10 and 11!
The University of Surrey offers young carers a 'Discover University' Summer School - this year online, from 7-9 July. Please apply now! The deadline for applications is Sunday 7th June. The Virtual Summer School will include interactive University subject tasters, University finance and support sessions and activities to support your development and knowledge of your post 16 options.