Phoebe is 14 and lives in Warminster with her Mum, Dad, younger brother and sister. She has two older brothers and a sister who have moved out. Phoebe appeared in a video for CSW and Young Carers Awareness Day. We grabbed her for a chat
Looking after someone can sometimes be tough. Doing other stuff like cooking, cleaning, shopping and looking out for someone you love might mean you don’t get to spend much time with friends and school holidays might be different than the ones your school friends enjoy.
We work with people like Youth Action Wiltshire to provide activities and breaks for young carers.
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Being a young carer can have a big impact on the things that are important to growing up
It can affect a young person’s health, social life and self-confidence.
Many young carers struggle to juggle their education and caring
39% of young carers said that nobody in their school was aware of their caring role.
26% have been bullied at school because of their caring role.
1 in 20 miss school because of their caring role.
Going out with friends and doing social stuff is hard
72% of young carers say they feel lonely during the school holidays