Carers UK has released a new good practice briefing to encourage organisations how best to support unpaid carers who are LGBTQ+.
The briefing follows Carers UK’s report on the experiences of LGB carers during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the sample sizes being too small Carers UK was unable to include analysis about trans carers in this particular briefing. Carers UK is committed to research that involves trans carers to fully understand their experiences.
LGBTQ+ carers face a number of specific challenges in their caring role. These challenges are complex and can mean LGBTQ+ carers experience increased isolation and discrimination when attempting to access services. The briefing provides examples of good practice from organisations across the UK, that work with LGBTQ+ carers.
Carers UK, in partnership with Carers Trust, has received funding from the Covid 19 Support Fund to support the “Making Carers Count” project. This part of the three-year project seeks to understand the experiences of four traditionally under-represented groups of carers both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic