Winchester Young Carers have been in to visit Years 7 & 8 in assemblies this week, raising awareness of young carers in the district.
Young carers are children or young people (under 18) who help care for a someone at home. This could be a parent or guardian or sibling with – physical disability, ill mental health, long-term illness, addiction to drugs or alcohol or learning disabilities. The caring role may be physical, emotional or both.
For more information – https://winchesteryoungcarers.org.uk/
If you live outside of the Winchester district, there is a project that covers every area of Hampshire – https://hyca.org.uk/