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Young Carer, helps her brother with his struggles

***Young Carers Action Day 16th March***

For Kids who Care

It is Young Carers Action Day on 16th March.

1 in 12 children becomes a Young Carer at some point during childhood.

There are young, unsung heroes in every neighbourhood, such as the inspiring, kind, nine-year-old Ariella who has been helping to look after her seven-year-old brother Samson to cope with Autism, Hypermobility and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Ariella’s key message is: Young Carers still want to have fun like everyone else, even if we’re going through a hard time.

We interviewed Ariella and her mother, Tamara, to find out more about what it is like to be a Young Carer.

Here is what they said:

What is good about being a Young Carer?

Ariella: Knowing that I’m helping my brother and understan