Young Carers Week: 18th-22nd June

Some youngsters care for people in their family without realising that they are eligible for support as young carers, says Sean Jordan, a spokesperson for National Young Carers in Birmingham. There are around 150,000 young carers in the UK, aged between 9-25 years. The youngest in the Sutton and Erdington area is 10 years old.
“Many young carers see their role as an everyday duty. It can have an effect on their lives, such as making them late for school, falling behind with their education, and preventing them going out with friends,” said Sean.
National Carers Week is 18th-22nd June. There will be stalls in Erdington and Sutton Coldfield shopping areas, with information, guidance and help available for young carers and their families.


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