Caring for someone else is an amazing thing do to, but it can a lot to take on, especially for a young person.
One of the many challenges often faced by young carers is the feeling of loneliness. It can be difficult for young carers to talk about life at home because they worry about what others may think of them. It can also be hard to find the time to do things other children their age do, like spending time with their friends after school.
A Carers Trust survey in 2022 revealed that at least a third of young carers said their caring role resulted in them either 'always' or 'usually' feeling 'worried' (36%), 'lonely' (33%) or 'stressed' (42%)'.