Easing the Burden on Young Shoulders: Young Carers in the UK

We all hope that we live in a society where, should something happen to us, we will be cared for. In the UK, of course, we are lucky to have the NHS, Social Services, and many other institutions as part of the support network. If we need them, the caring services step up and look…

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Carers’ week and young carers

This week is Carers’ Week, the main focus of which is adult carers. However, as Allison Hicks, Project Manager for Family Action in County Durham points out, as many as 700,000 under 18 year olds have roles supporting parents or siblings at home. These children often provide between 20 and 50 hours a week caring…

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