Kirstie Pope, 3rd year Psychology student, is the star of the show in January’s ‘So, here’s the thing..’ and will be talking to us about young carers.
The Carers Trust estimate that there are 800,000 young carers across the UK. 6000 of these young people are living in Northamptonshire. A young carer is anybody under the age of 25 who looks after a family member or friend who sufferers from a physical or mental illness, is disabled or misuses drugs/ alcohol. Young carers were recently referred to as ‘the hidden army’. I want to make them more visible. I have been caring for my mum for over 12 years now and I am doing this talk in order to share my experiences and attempt to raise a little awareness. On a Monday, I am a student. On a Tuesday, I am a patient. On a Wednesday, I am an employee. Every day, I am a young carer.
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