The teens who act as carers


One in ten 16-year-olds in Northern Ireland act as carers for vulnerable relatives, friends or neighbours, according to new research by Queen’s University and the University of Ulster, published today.

The survey also shows that 20% of young carers have provided support for at least five years from the age of just 11.



One Response to “The teens who act as carers”

  1. Clive Williams Says:

    With all the stress that comes with being a young carer there is no doubt they need as much help and support from expert services as possible. Improved access to better and more flexible services at a local level is a strategy local authorities and healthboards need be implementing, the views of all carers young and old should be heard, community carers netwoks is one way to share and discuss any matters they feel necessary.

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