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Carers Trust launches new employment guide for young adult carers

Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers has launched a new employment guide to help young adult carers who want to get into work.

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Research shows that young adult carers aged between 16 and 18 years old are twice as likely to be not in education, employment, or training (NEET). The employment rate for unpaid carers generally is 67% (72% of men and 62% of women); over half of those who are not working say that they want to work.

The handbook, ‘Getting into Work: a Guide for Young Adult Carers in England’ gives young adult carers advice and information on how to overcome the difficulties they may face in finding and staying in employment. It offers guidance on how to find a job, the application process and how to balance work with a caring role.

The Guide is broken down into east to read sections which explore:

  • Where to look for work.
  • How to include the skills gained from caring in job applications.
  • Interview tips.
  • How to speak to employers about being a young adult carer.
  • Employment policies, including how to request flexible working.

To access the handbook online, please click here; alternatively, you can request hardcopies by emailing

North East Raising Aspiration Partnership
Level 3, King's Gate
Newcastle University

Tel: 0191 208 3128