Young Carers' Stories - in their own words
(For data protection purposes names have been changed)
My name is Gillian and I am a young carer. I help look after my ADHD brother and sister. I help my mum with housework. Being a young carer can be very hard at times and can be very stressful - but - it has brought me closer to my mum.
I am a young carer. I live with my mum and dad and 3 brothers. My dad has been disabled for seven years. I help him run a bath, shop, clean and look after my little brothers. I take my brothers out for walks and try and give dad some relaxing time. It's quite awkward being a young carer. You feel left out at times.
I am 12 years old. I have two sisters. I become a young carer by looking after my mum. I also help my mum by cleaning and doing chores. My mum has a really bad back and bad knees. She finds is really hard to do some stuff.
I live with my mum and dad and sisters. It is hard because mum works all day and my dad needs help.