When my father passed away I took on a lot more responsibilities than most people my age. For example, I support my 16 year old sister.
Being a young carer has a huge effect on your life. Apart from anything else it has a massive impact on your ability to socialise with friends. Most of them don’t understand.
I also know from my own experience that many young people are carers, but don’t realise it.
It’s not all bad. Being a young carer has empowered me and made me more resilient. But I would like more people to understand what our lives are like.
I'd like to thank the following people for helping me with my Fixers project:
Georgia Irwin Ryan
Thanks for support from Joel Lamb of Essex Youth Service, Essex County Council.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Tilly and Bella
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Shak & Natasha