The experiences and needs of young adult carers in the UK

Petch, Alison
March 2009
Community Care;3/12/2009, Issue 1761, p30
The article presents information on a research related to Young Adult Carers in Great Britain. It is stated that there are about 290,000 young adult carers between the ages of 16 and 24. Detailed accounts of individual experiences and service provision were gathered from surveys of 25 young carers projects. Most young adult carers were unaware of the support that might be available for the person they cared for or how to get it.


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