Young Carers: On-going impact of Covid-19

On-going impact of Covid-19

During the pandemic more young people took on caring roles and there was also an increase in caring responsibilities for existing young carers. Young carers were also much more isolated at home. This has had a great impact on their wellbeing and health.

Since the start of the pandemic, young carers say…

  • Their mental health is worse
  • Their education has suffered
  • They are more worried about the future
  • They are feeling more stressed 
  • They are feeling less connected to others and less able to stay in touch with friends
  • They would like more support with their education and their mental health

(Carers Trust research 2020)