Global’s Make Some Noise is delighted to be supporting Carers Bromley’s work with young carers.
The charity helps over 1,000 youngsters who are providing support to their family where someone is affected by a long-term illness, disability, mental health issue, or alcohol or substance misuse. They provide these young carers with valuable information, advice and practical support.
Millie is 14, and is a young carer for her mum, dad and brother. Her mum suffers with physical difficulties which impact on her back and legs, and her dad is also unwell. Her older brother has been diagnosed with Tourette’s and depression too.
Millie juggles her caring role with her schooling. She takes on a lot of responsibility in the home – including waking her parents and ensuring they take their medication, as well as looking after her two younger sister when she returns home from school.
Millie says she doesn’t know what it’s like not to have a caring role and that she thinks “it’s what everyone does”. At Carers Bromley, she can meet other youngsters who understand her situation, and have some fun taking part in the activities they provide.
We’ll be funding the role of a young carers worker for two years, who will provide 1-to-1 emotional support to young people, like Millie, and give them the opportunity to talk about the difficulties they face.