This week I offered my support to a Tory motion to insist that councils offer I.D cards to young carers and work to offer access to things such as post-16 education through the provision of a concessionary travel scheme.
I met an 18-year-old carer at the weekend who is looking after her ill mother and disabled sister. She’s got no life of her own. She deserves a medal, she deserves support, but more than that, she deserves that life of her own, and the authorities are depriving her of that. This Government doesn’t force local councils to do much. The least they can do is to insist they implement a young carers ID card. Even this Government should be able to do that, surely.