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What’s it all about?
There are about 700,000 under 18 year olds in the UK who are carers for family members or friends who are ill, disabled or misuse drugs or alcohol.
That’s about 1 in 12 secondary school pupils.
They may be responsible for anything in the home from the practical tasks of washing, cleaning, shopping and cooking, or the physical care of their loved one including helping them out of bed and to get dressed, along with personal care and emotional support. They might be managing the family budget too, as well as looking after their brothers and sisters. All this whilst going to school, dealing with homework and revising for exams.The Carers Trust Network Partners deliver a range of services. They are made up of independent charities, offering young carers the chance to be young people free from their caring responsibilities through activities, clubs, outings and one to one support. The Carers Support Centre offers a fantastic range of services for young carers in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area: https://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/young-carers/