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Lucy Prentice

Lucy Prentice

Name: Lucy Prentice
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Pencada, Carmarthenshire
Campaign: To change the law that prevents young adult carers from being in full time education

When I was 11 my mother was rushed in to hospital. She had suffered a bleed on her brain. Ever since it's caused a lot of mental issues - she's got severe anxiety, depression and suffers from memory issues as well.

 

She sees things inside out and back to front, which means she often needs help with simple tasks. She's become a completely different person.

 

There are only two of us at home so she's basically dependent on me now. I've got to be there to take her out shopping, to pay her bills. If I wasn't there she would be in the house 24/7.

 

In the future I really want to be a nurse but I feel as if the system's going up against me. I am only allowed to do 21 hours at college, not study on a full time course.

The following Fixers helped me with this Fix: 

 

James Janes 

Ffion Parker

Shaughn Poulter 

Kirstie Hughes

Jay Thomas

Kayleigh North 

Kathleen Harris 

Eliana Bashi-Gazzi

Lea Payne

Britany Day

Emily Jane Evans 

Hannah Evans 

Ashleigh Salisbury

Conor Miles

I would like to thank Comic Relief for supporting me with this fix.

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