Support for Young Adult Carers in Wales – a Call for Evidence

Support for Young Adult Carers in Wales – a Call for Evidence

We are currently gathering evidence of the support available for young adult carers in Wales.

Young adult carers are young people aged 16-24 who provide unpaid care to someone, usually a member of their family, on a regular basis. Young adult carers may have specific needs as they transition from school to further education, employment and training.

This research is an important step towards better understanding the needs of young adult carers in Wales and the support currently available to them. The resulting report will provide recommendations for improving policy and practice in this area.

Who Should Respond?

We are seeking responses from organisations directly involved with supporting young adult carers in Wales, including (but not limited to):

  • A carers service
  • A college
  • A training provider
  • A HE institution
  • An employer
  • A support service
  • A local authority
  • A charitable/voluntary organisation

The questions are routed depending on what kind of organisation you belong to.

Please take note of this if you are completing the word document version of the call for evidence.    

Why take part?

This is a great opportunity to contribute to policy and practice concerning young adult carers in Wales. In doing so, you are ensuring the right support is in place to help young adult carers’ overcome barriers to progression into employment and further education.


Please respond to our online call for evidence by Wednesday 28th February 2018.

For more information please contact