• Amy’s story

    Amy, who used to look after her Mum before she died last year from cancer, shares her moving story with us. 

    Amy’s story
  • Phoebe

    Phoebe’s story

    Phoebe, 11, is a young carer and supports her mum who has cerebral palsy and suffers from anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

    Phoebe’s story
  • Alfie’s Story

    Alfie is 17 and cares for his Mum, who has a Cavernoma (a tumour) in her brainstem which causes her to feel dizzy, have severe headaches and sometime seizures. He describes his experiences of being a young carer and the importance of having a support system in place and people that understand what is going on.

    Alfie’s Story
  • Chelsea’s Story

    Chelsea is a young carer aged 8, who lives at home with her mum and sister. Chelsea helps to look after and support her 9 year old sister Phoebe, who has ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and ASC (autism spectrum condition).

    Chelsea’s Story
  • Finley’s Story

    Finley is 11 years old, he is a young carer for his mum, Emily. Emily suffers from various health conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia and relies on Finley’s support with day-to-day activities. Finley doesn’t recognise himself as being a young carer. To him, he just thinks what he does is what all children do for their parents.

    Finley’s Story
  • Celina’s Story

    Celina was thrown into caring for her Mum at a young age, but no one really understood her caring role and how hard it was to juggle everything at once

    Celina’s Story
  • Phoebe’s story

    Phoebe is 14 and lives with her Mum, Dad, younger brother and sister. She has two older brothers and a sister who have moved out. We grabbed Pheobe for a chat.

    Phoebe’s story