Young carers looking after elderly relatives.  Photo posed by models.  Model released...Young boy hoovers for his grandfather/ elderly relative...Following info from http://www.barnardos.org.uk :  .With so many adult responsibilities, young carers often miss out on opportunities that other children have to play and learn. Many struggle educationally and are often bullied for being 'odd'. They can become isolated, with no relief from the pressures at home, and no chance to enjoy a normal childhood. They are afraid to ask for help as they fear letting the family down or being taken into care..Facts and figures.othe average age of a young carer is 12..othe 2001 census shows that there are 175,000 young carers in the UK, 13,000 of whom care for more than 50 hours a week..omore than half of young carers live in one-parent families and almost a third care for someone with mental health problems.
Young carers looking after elderly relatives. Photo posed by models. Model released...Young boy hoovers for his grandfather/ elderly relative...Following info from http://www.barnardos.org.uk : .With so many adult responsibilities, young carers often miss out on opportunities that other children have to play and learn. Many struggle educationally and are often bullied for being 'odd'. They can become isolated, with no relief from the pressures at home, and no chance to enjoy a normal...
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