Interviews with young carers and specialists
Anyone who has been caring for or looking after a physically or mentally ill family member from when they were a child or a teenager will tend to see this a normal state of affairs. This exceptional situation is simply part and parcel of their daily routine. How do young carers react when they hear they are not alone? Do they talk about their situation or is this a taboo? How do their family and circle of friends react to this kind of domestic responsibility?
And are specialists working in training, health care, or social care even aware of young carers at all? What kinds of support measures might be desirable?
In the following videos, both young carers and specialists have their say on these issues.