In April, we welcomed 100 supporters to a reception at The Mansion House, London in the presence of Her Royal Highness. Our royal guest spoke about why she believes it is so important for carers of all ages to get the help they need.
15-year-old young carer Izzy also told our guests about how she has been supported by her local carer service. Izzy cares for her mum who has mental ill health which meant Izzy, who is studying for her GCSEs, was struggling to cope with school, look after her mum and do household chores. But with the help of Suffolk Family Carers, Izzy’s teachers are now supporting her, and one-to-one sessions and a monthly young carers club have helped Izzy keep on top of school work as well as have fun with other young carers.
The amount of support I have received is outstanding. This is why Carers Trust needs to be an instantly recognisable name. Every carer deserves to receive the same amount of support that I have; every carer deserves to be recognised; every carer deserves to feel valued.”
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Our story about Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal meeting young carer Izzy features in the September 2019 edition of our supporter's magazine We Care.
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