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Young Carers Awareness Day - Raising Awareness of the Challenges Faced by Young Carers

January 30, 2020 2:32 PM

Cllr Christine McHughToday is Young Carers Awareness Day, and Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats are joining the call for increased awareness of the challenges young carers face as an important part of ensuring they receive the support they need.

Commenting, Bedford Borough Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr Christine McHugh said: "Young carers face a wide range of challenges in their home and school life that are often not obvious to others. Caring for someone can be very isolating, worrying and stressful, especially for young people, and it can affect their own wellbeing, educational outcomes and longer-term life chances.'

"Raising awareness of those challenges they face, on Young Carers Day and throughout the year, is an important part of ensuring they receive the support they need."

You can find out more information about Young Carers, including links to information about support for young carers locally, on the Bedford Borough Council website here.

For more on Young Carers Awareness Day and how you can help to raise awareness, visit the Carers Trust Young Carers Awareness Day webpage.