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You can read the main text of 'Guidebook for Young Carers' for free on this website. The printed and ebook versions also contain illustrations and coloured boxes containing quotes and key advice. The printed version can be bought on Amazon for £9 and the ebook version can be bought on Amazon for £2.

Chapter Ten – Conclusion

Conclusion Despite a difficult childhood and challenges in my adult life, I have lived, and am still living, a very interesting and enjoyable life. I have no doubt that I developed some very useful skills during my time as a young carer, skills which have assisted me in later life […]

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Golden Rules for Young Carers

A young carer is someone under 18 who provides or intends to provide care for another person. The concept of care includes practical or emotional support. When I was a child, I was a young carer. Based on my experiences, I have created what I believe is a realistic set […]

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References

Data/Research Material Referenced The UK Census 2011 stated there are over 177,000 young carers in England and Wales. The BBC, with assistance from The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, conducted a survey (“Kids Who Care” 2010) in Surrey. They surveyed 4,029 pupils in ten secondary schools and found 337 had […]

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