• 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
  • Young teenage girl

    Alice’s Story

    “I have learnt lots of great skills that will help me generally in life when I get older, like cooking, household tasks, first aid and how to react and stay calm during an emergency.”

    Alice’s Story
  • Chelsea’s Story

    Our Young Carer Coordinator, Abi, chatted to Chelsea, a young carer aged 7, 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), features of both OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and ASC (autism spectrum condition).

    Chelsea’s Story
  • Finley’s Story

    Finley is 10 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