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Re: Infobus on June 7th - Young Carers

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What is life like as a young carer?

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Re: Infobus on June 7th - Young Carers

Thanks for the tag @Ben-RO. Sorry I'm late Smiley Tongue I know nothing about this topic, so I'm keen to listen Smiley Very Happy

Re: Infobus on June 7th - Young Carers

What is it like being a young carer?

 

For me unfortunatley although i do like being a carer and doing my job it restricts me from having a 'normal' life

 

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Re: Infobus on June 7th - Young Carers

If you're not a young carer, you could answer this question by talking about how your life might be different to someone who is a carer. 

Re: Infobus on June 7th - Young Carers

What is life like as a young carer?

I imagine difficult and isolating but it's something that we don't hear experiences about often so people who aren't carers don't really understand.

Re: Infobus on June 7th - Young Carers

@scared01 What would a 'normal life' look like for you?

Re: Infobus on June 7th - Young Carers

What is life like as a young carer?


Life as a young carer can be difficult, you may miss out on experiences due to your caring responsibilities, it can be difficult to balance our responsibilities. However it is also really rewarding, and in many cases life doesn't seem any different as it has always been something that you have lived with and adapted with. Caring for someone has its challenges and it has its rewards. 

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Re: Infobus on June 7th - Young Carers

Good question - Life as a young carer for me was what I thought everybody did. For example after school I would go home and help with caring for my grandparents this could mean with lifting wheelchairs around the house, medications, cleaning and cooking etc. But I thought everybody did this! It wasn't until I started hanging out with other friends that I realised I was a little different. In saything this though, I wouldnt change a thing.

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What is life like as a young carer?

- Busy, sometimes I feel like all I have done that day is run around and do jobs for somebody else
- It is rewarding when I teach my brother something and he gets it and learns
- Can be really exhausting
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Re: Infobus on June 7th - Young Carers

To answer your question @Ben-RO I guess I would have more freedom and less responsibility than someone who was a young carer (although I really have no idea Smiley Tongue).