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Sarah's story

As a carer, you can't really put yourself first.

There are about 175,000 young carers in the UK, like Sarah, who provide care or support to a family member who is disabled, physically or mentally ill, or has a substance misuse problem. Young carers often take on a level of responsibility that is inappropriate to their age or development.

Barnardo’s supports young carers and families with various services to make it possible for a child just to be a child.

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