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'Lilly'

'Lilly'

Name: 'Lilly'
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Scottish Borders
Campaign: To encourage more understanding for young carers

Juggling my school work while being a young carer is not easy.

 

Because many like me are too shy to tell a teacher about their responsibilities at home, they can fall behind in class and get into trouble.

 

My sister was born with fluid on the brain and I've been looking after her for 11 years.

 

Some days are extremely difficult, but I never complain because I know she would do the same for me.

 

With Fixers, I’ve created an animated film aimed at teachers, which looks at some of the issues young carers like me face every single day.

 

The aim is to get school staff to become better at spotting a young carer who may be nervous about coming forward, and offer them support should they need it.

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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

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