Carers Trust has conducted a survey of young carers (aged 12 to 17) and young adult carers (aged 18 to 25) in the UK to find out how they have been impacted by Coronavirus.
The findings are important and represent the only base of evidence on how young carers and young adult carers in the UK have been impacted by Coronavirus.
The results are extremely concerning. They show significant increases in the amount of time young people are spending on caring for family members or friends. And the survey also shows increases in stress, and a steep decline in mental health among young carers and young adult carers.