Young Carers Awareness Day (January 28th 2016), was mentioned this year by NHS England.
“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. Young adult carers are young people aged 16 – 25 who care, unpaid, for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or addiction”. (Carers Trust).
Thank you for today – Jane Cummings. [Online]: NHS England, January 28th 2016.
Possibly also of interest:
Abi’s Story…life as a young carer. [Online]: NHS England, January 29th 2016.