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Young carer stories

Barnardo’s runs projects across the UK which work to support young carers and their families in a variety of ways including:

  • offering advice and emotional support
  • providing opportunities for young carers to take a break from their responsibilities
  • helping young carers to learn more about their parent’s illness or disability.

These case studies tell the stories of Barnardo's work to transform the lives of young carers and their families across the UK.

Stacey's experience of caring for her mum

From the age of nine, Stacey has worked hard every day, cleaning, cooking and caring for her mother who has serious mental health problems.

I'd like to keep hold of her for as long as possible," she says.

Read Stacey's story to find out how Barnardo's helped to transform her life.