Louise has been involved in young carers work since 2001, when she took up post as the first Young Carers Development Worker in Highland. She moved into her current role as Scottish Young Carers Services Development manager with The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (now the Carers Trust) in 2004. This work involves co-ordinating a nationwide network of over 50 agencies called The Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance. Despite having been a young carer herself, Louise is constantly amazed by the diversity of issues faced by young carers. A favourite part of her job is attending the national Young Carers Festival – an event which brings together over 500 young carers to have lots of fun and to tell decision makers what they should do to improve the support available. Louise now lives in Ayrshire, has three grown up sons and a passion for anything to do with horses.