Carers’ Trust Parliamentary Reception

Rt Hon David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, attended a Parliamentary Reception for the Carers’ Trust on Wednesday 5 July, which was held to mark the launch of their ‘Working for Carers’ programme.

Working for Carers is a focused carer support programme which will help some of London’s 689,000 unpaid carers who are unemployed to gain employment, retain jobs or support those returning to work after caring for a sick or disabled family member or friend.

Over three years, the Working for Carers programme will support 1250 carers aged 25+, providing individual support and action plans, one to one support, access to bespoke training programmes and sustainable peer support all aimed at increasing their self-esteem, skills and overall employability. Working for Carers is being delivered in partnership with Carers Trust and 24 carers organisations located across London, and is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.