Young Carers, The Parents – Melanie
This playlist of videos shows a conversation with Melanie who is the parent of a young carer. Matthew’s younger brother had an accident when he was younger and now Matthew acts a young carer to help his mom and younger brother. Watch this video series to see exactly what it’s like to be a parent of a young carer.
Through this playlist you truly get an understanding of what it is like to be the parent of a young carer. You can see the number of difficulties young carers can face with school and home life balance and how these issues can be resolved if the right support is found.
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