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Young Carer's Awareness Day 2019

On the 31st January is Young Carer's Awareness Day.  Current figures are that 1 in 5 secondary children have a caring role.  The figures are 1 in 10 for children under the age of 10.

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. They will do many tasks like:

Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework or shopping.

Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.

Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed.

Personal care, such as helping someone dress.

Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.

Helping to give medicine.

Helping someone communicate.

Looking after brothers and sisters.

 If you would like more information as to how to help a young carer. Please click on the link below.

West Berkshire Young Carers website

On Friday Year 6 found out about what it means to be a young carer and how it is difficult to manage everything at once. They tried the Young Carer's Quiz and saw how difficult it was to balance homework, friends as well as caring for someone who is unwell. 


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