Bishop of Gloucester asks about support for young carers

The Bishop of Gloucester asked a question on resources for young carers, during a debate on carers’ financial support on 16th May 2023: 

The Lord Bishop of Gloucester: My Lords, in addition to the issue of financial support for unpaid adult carers, we must not forget the contribution of young carers, who provide invaluable support to their families. What are the Government doing to ensure financial support for respite support, as well as access to a young carer’s lead in their school or college, as is currently available in Gloucestershire?

Viscount Younger of Leckie (Con, Department for Work & Pensions):The right reverend Prelate makes a very good point, and that is certainly an element of what we are doing and looking at. As I said, the main point is that we very much recognise the importance of carers and their work. Indeed, Carers Week runs from 5 to 11 June this year. On respite care, the right reverend Prelate makes an important point.


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