News Page - Logo - BCC 80 xCarers of Older People and Older Carers & News Page - Carers Trust image 80 x 43A new survey, published by Carers Trust on Young Carers Awareness Day, has revealed that young carers across the UK are struggling to get the most out of their education and are in danger of not fulfilling their ambitions due to their caring role.

In Brent, it is estimated that there is upwards of 3,000 young carers who provide essential and ongoing care and emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled, or misuses substances. These young people face ‘adult-sized’ responsibilities on top of school work, which often affects their ability to enjoy their childhood.

If you know of a young carer please encourage them to Contact Us as we provide advice, information and support, as explained on our Young Carers page.