Being a carer

Being a young carer

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 which can cause pressure and stress.
  • In a survey, 39% 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.

Source: Carers Trust

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worries about being a carer

Young carers and Carers Trust CPN staff visited groups across Norfolk in order to hear from over 200 young carers and young adult carers. This is what they said: