Last night the BBC shone a light into the reality of being a young carer. This is the story of how the dynamics of a family completely changed after Charlotte had both her legs and hands amputated as a result of pneumococcal sepsis.
“Katie [Charlotte's 11-year-old daughter] has become my young carer, who saved my life. I wouldn't know what to do without her. If it wasn't for her, I don't think I'd be here today"
During Carers Week we organised a young carers consultation event, to help raise the profile of Young Carers and what support services they need.
We are looking to gather a highly motivated bank of Tutors in all areas of the Curriculum to work on a 1-1 basis with young people for a time-limited period.
A group of young carers from across Scotland shared their experience of caring and helped Young Scot to create a package of benefits to be offered to all young carers in Scotland.