Emma's story - Being a young carer

Emma started caring for her mum, Marjorie, when she was 11. Marjorie had developed Multiple Sclerosis and needed help with her day to day living.

Emma was struggling to cope with her role as a carer when she was told about Help & Care. After listening to her story and how she was feeling, we put Emma in touch with the local young carers’ group, where she found the support she needed, and the tools and knowledge to better care for Marjorie.


“Thanks to Help & Care I found the support I needed at the time. Looking backwards I realise how much I needed to talk to someone who listened and offered a way forward”.


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