Carers Trust is a major new charity for, with and about carers, working to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
We do this with Network Partners – a unique network of 116 independent carers centres, 59 Crossroads Care schemes and 105 young carers services. Together we are united by a shared vision for carers – to make sure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.
Our vision is of a world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives.
Carers Trust is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services, reaching more than 450,000 carers, including just under 30,300 young carers, through the unique network of independent carers centres, Crossroads Care schemes, young carers services and interactive websites
What does Carers Trust do?
We give carers and young carers avenues to speak to someone and make their voices heard, offline via our carers’ services and young carers’ schemes and online via our interactive websites:
- Babble – Carers Trust’s dedicated website for young carers. Sign up today to our supportive, online community of young carers for discussion or advice from our qualified youth workers.
- Matter – an online community for young adult carers aged 16–25 to connect, share their experiences, and access trusted support.
- www.carers.org – containing discussion boards and live chats for adult carers.
We support anyone working with carers in health, education or social care through a wide range of information and resources on our Professionals site.
Find out more about Carers Trust