Raised so far for our Charity of the Year

Changing the lives of young adult carers

Each year The Co-operative Group partners up with a national charity or voluntary organisation to offer support and raise awareness for a great cause. We're delighted to say that our Charity of the Year partner for 2013 is Carers Trust.

  •  About Carers Trust
  •  Why Carers Trust
  •  How we're supporting Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a charity dedicated to improving support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Their vision is to be able to change the lives of all carers in the UK for the better.

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Young adult carers are a frequently overlooked group of hard-working and dedicated young people, who may be missing out on a lot of opportunities. They are twice as likely not to be in education, employment or training. And many of them have not taken a break of two days or more since they started caring. We want to make sure no-one is isolated, under pressure and with no support when caring for a loved one. And we want to help transform their lives not just for today but for the long-term.

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We will be supporting a number of projects designed to help improve the lives of young adult carers, aged 14-25, in the UK. These aim to provide young carers with educational support, training, advice, respite breaks and much more. As well as raising money to support these projects, we'll also be raising awareness of the issues that young adult carers face. Through our partnership we will be able to bring the hidden issue of young carers to light – and there are many ways you can get involved too.

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If it wasn't for the support my young carers
service gave me, I wouldn't have gone to Uni.
Read Paige's story

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Keep up to date with the latest campaign news and the great work that Carers Trust do.

Donate today to help us make a real difference to thousands of young adult carers' lives.

Carers Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1145181) and in Scotland (SC042870).
Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No. 7697170. Registered office: 32–36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EH.

How your donation will help young carers

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