Sanyu Musoke

Jasmine Singh

“Being a carer can be the most rewarding and frustrating role. Rewarding because you are able to help and be there for your loved one, see them smile and ensure that they have a better quality of life. Frustrating because you can start to feel like your life isn’t your own and their needs come …

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J’R’ Jospehs

“At 13 years old, I was throwing in at the deep end when my mum was run over by a motorbike. For several months my brother and I became her full-time carers for our mum as she was immobilised due to severe injuries suffered from the accident. At the time I didn’t consider myself a …

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Tony Colville

“At 36 year’s old, I find myself equally full of hope and despair for young carers. The hope comes from the drive, passion and focus of young social entrepreneurs like Sanyu who are using their lived experience as a young carer to make things better. The despair comes from having been a young carer for …

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Francis Adeyemi

“When reflecting on time as a young carer I get quite emotional it was a hard time for myself and the family. My mum had been diagnosed with breast cancer, was going through chemotherapy and was bedridden during this time my dad had to pick up extra work and was never at home so I …

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Annisa Nugraha

“It happened two years ago, my dad was on his way to work. And in the afternoon, my mom got a call from an unknown number she said was from the hospital. They said my Dad was in the emergency room. We rushed to the hospital and after we arrived at the hospital they told …

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Carer’s Week 2021

From the 7-13th of June, the UK celebrated Carers Week. This years theme, making caring visible. Carers Week is an annual campaign to help raise the awareness of carers, while highlighting their challenges, strengths and contributions they provide to society. For Carers Week, YUCAN showcased the stories from various young carers, present and past. The …

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