LGA responds to Young Carers survey

"Good relationships between councils, schools, the NHS and other organisations are crucial to making sure that children are referred as quickly as possible and get the support they need to help them their lives to the fullest.”


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Responding to a survey commissioned by the Carers Trust to mark Young Carers Day, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, said:

"Young carers often face significant challenges, and councils across the country work hard to make sure they are able to access the support they need while continuing to enjoy their childhoods and fulfil their full potential. However with children’s services facing a £3.1 billion funding gap by 2025, this is getting increasingly difficult, and government needs to address this in the forthcoming Spending Review.

"Every young carer has a right to an assessment to find out if they need additional support, and councils will do all they can to provide this support where needs are identified. However, councils need the support of all members of the community to help identify young carers to make sure that their needs can be assessed quickly, and the necessary support provided.

"Good relationships between councils, schools, the NHS and other organisations are crucial to making sure that children are referred as quickly as possible and get the support they need to help them their lives to the fullest.”


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