Barriers to employment for young adult carers


01 11 2018


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This report presents the findings from research conducted by Learning and Work Institute on behalf of the Department for Education, which aimed to gather robust evidence on young adult carers’ barriers to employment.

The research explored:

  • The factors that affect young adult carers’ aspirations and decisions about employment;
  • The barriers that young adult carers face in making successful transitions to employment;
  • The support that young adult carers need to overcome these barriers;
  • Policy/structural factors that impact upon young adult carers’ access to employment.

Barriers to employment for young adult carers