Many of the carers we support, such as eight year old Holly, may seem like any other child you could meet. They love to see their friends, make you laugh, go to the park and draw pictures. However, once you start to find out about their home situation and how it affects every other aspect of their lives, the reality is at times shocking.
Jessica is one of an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK. These young carers, often put their own needs to one side as they dedicate their time to a loved one.
With your support, we can reach more young carers like Jessica so that they can enjoy life in the way so many other young people do.
We would like to talk to you about something we never seem to have enough of, sometimes run out of and most importantly we all take for granted, and that is ‘time’.
Jennifer cares for two people, and is desperately in need of time for herself as a carer, as well as for the loved ones she cares for.
Lucy, 12 care's for her mother who is registered blind. Read more about her story and how you can help.
Frank cared for his wife for almost 25 years until she recently passed away. Find out how he managed through this time and what other carers are going through.