The Coronavirus emergency is putting children and young people with caring responsibilities under even more pressure than they were before the crisis.
As a prospective officer of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Young Carers, Barbara has pledged to make supporting young carers and young adult carers a priority.
The statement on Coronavirus that the prospective Officers of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers, have issued sets out why young carers and young adult carers are at particular risk during the Coronavirus outbreak and why supporting them must be a priority. The statement also includes the prospective APPG’s concerns about the impact of the temporary closure of educational establishments on young carers and the crucial role of professionals in identifying and supporting young people with caring responsibilities.
The prospective APPG is urging government, local authorities and professionals not to lose sight of the needs of young carers and young adult carers, and the people they care for, during this emergency.
Please note: While the formal inauguration of the APPG has been delayed due to Coronavirus affecting the running of All-Party Parliamentary Group business, Barbara is continuing to raise issues facing young carers and young adult carers in Worsley & Ecccles South and in Parliament. Carers Trust, which will provide secretariat support to the APPG, has also been working closely with parliamentarians to ensure they are informed of the impact that the Coronavirus outbreak is having on children and young people with caring responsibilities.