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Could you be a young carer or do you know someone who is?

Jul 1, 2020 | News

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. You may not have previously been required to look after someone, but this may have happened due to Coronavirus
What might a young carer do?

  • Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping.
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.
  • Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed.
  • Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
  • Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
  • Helping to give medicine.
  • Helping someone communicate.
  • Looking after brothers and sisters.

Young carers may struggle to juggle their education and caring which can cause pressure and stress. It can affect a young person’s health, social life and self-confidence.

How can you get help? Barnardo’s can support Young Carers. You can contact Barnardo’s on 0151 650 5488 or [email protected], to find about how they could support you during this time.

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