Compared to a decade ago, young adult carers are now much more firmly in the public consciousness and on the radar of policy makers and service providers. However, one key area of public policy and service provision where young adult carers’ needs are still almost entirely overlooked is housing.
As part of our evaluation of the Quaker Social Action’s Move On Up project – a shared housing and one-to-one support initiative for young adult carers in London – we have produced a short policy analysis. The analysis provides an overview of young adult carers’ housing needs in the context of current government policy.
The early findings of our evaluation show that Move On Up is addressing a distinct housing and support need, and is enabling young adult carers to make effective transitions on their pathway to independence.