Young Carers Awareness Day
Thursday 26th January 2017
Did you know…
- 1 in 12 secondary school aged pupils are young carers
- 10,000 young carers are aged between 5-7
- There are 244,000young carers in the UK
- The average age of a young carer is 12
Are you a Young Carer?
A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative who has e.g. a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem.
Most young carers look after one of their parents or are primary carer for a brother or sister. They do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning, or helping someone to get dressed and move around.
If you believe that you , or your child, is possibly a young carer please let us know so that we can offer support. If you have suggestions about how young carers can best be supported in school get in touch too!
Contact : Ms Dianne Pinell (GA10) on 0121 429 2838 or [email protected]