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Ella Denton

Ella Denton

Name: Ella Denton
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Colchester, Essex
Campaign: To change people’s perceptions of young carers and what they do

My mum suffers from osteoporosis and anxiety. My brother Joe has cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy. I’ve been looking after them both since my dad died when I was 11.

 

I want people to know that being a young carer entails a lot more than helping out with a few household chores.

 

As well as making sure my brother and mum have taken all their medication, I clean, cook, do the food shopping. I do the garden and just about everything else around the house.

 

All I’m asking for is a bit more understanding and appreciation of a young carer’s role.

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