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Young Carer Survey

This survey aims to find out what identification and support is being provided across the borough of Bracknell Forest for young carers. Your answers will be anonymous; this means no one will know who you are.

What is a young carer?

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Every day across the UK thousands of young people help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Recent research shows that one in five secondary school children may be a young carer. For many, their caring journey begins at a much younger age. Caring for someone can be very isolating, worrying and stressful. For young carers, this can negatively impact on their experiences and outcomes in education, having a lasting effect on their life chances.

What might a young carer do?

  • Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed
  • Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed
  • Personal care, such as helping someone dress
  • Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions
  • Helping to give medicine
  • Helping someone communicate
  • Looking after brothers and sisters

Information above taken from the Carers Trust.

A young carer may also be a secondary carer, for example they could be helping a parent out at home with cooking and cleaning or they could be visiting and helping grandparents regularly in the evenings or weekends.

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Healthwatch Bracknell Forest
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