The Carers Trust, the UKs largest charity for unpaid carers, has released findings from a snapshot survey of young carers who are aged between 5 and 10 years old. The findings highlighted:

  • 46% are getting up in the night to care for loved ones, missing out on their own sleep
  • more than 80% are carrying out caring duties every day or most days of the week
The results were launched on Young Carers Awareness Day, 25th January 2018, to highlight the shocking number of children between the ages of five and ten who undertake extensive caring duties at home and especially at night.  To access the Carers Trust website and read the article in full, click here.
The Local Government Authority also published a report looking at case studies of initiatives that are being used across 10 different local authorities in England, supporting the health and well being of young carers.  To access the report, click here.
Warwickshire Young Carers' Project is a local independent local charity to help improve the lives of Young Carers across Warwickshire by offering free and confidential support.  Working with young carers from the age of 8 upwards, their aim is to help make a difference to their lives by encouraging them to take time out to relax, take a break and to realise their own dreams.  For more information or to find out how to get in touch, access the website:

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