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Growing up caring: vulnerability and transition to adulthood: young carers' experiences

When young people care for a parent with illness or disability their lives are different. This study 'examines the young carer's transition to adulthood'. The profile of 60 young carers is described; half were in lone parent families. Almost all were performing domestic tasks as well as providing general and/or personal care; some were also caring for younger children. Education, training and employment opportunities were, in reality, not available to them. Most of the families were outside the labour market and received welfare benefits. Social exclusion and poverty were widespread.

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Supporting carers to care: forty-second report of session 2008-09: report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

On the basis of a report published in February 2009 by the Comptroller and Auditor General, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee examined the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) on the steps it has taken to improve the delivery of benefits to carers and the support it provides to help them find employment.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

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