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Deadline looming for young carers survey

School children

We're encouraging as many young carers as possible to give us their feedback

Young carers have just less than two weeks left to share their views on the support and advice they receive.

We're asking all people aged 11 to 19 that either care for a parent or another family member to complete a short online survey.

The feedback will be used to improve the help and guidance available from schools, GPs, councils and others organisations, and to gain a more comprehensive picture of the number of young carers across the county.


Young carers need support and we want to ensure that they receive the right help in the right way.

Schools, GPs and other organisations provide a range of support and we’ll use the feedback to tailor what’s available, and shape council-run services such as respite groups.

I’d encourage all young carers to take the time to complete this important survey.


Support currently available includes advice and assistance provided by young carers’ champions, who are based in some schools and colleges.

School nurses can also advice young people where to find help outside school, answer any questions and also check that the carer is coping, as often it can put a strain on school work, mentality and social life.

If you are a young carer or know of someone who is, please fill in the survey before 25 November.

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