Young Carer

A (13) cares for his mum in a one-parent family unit as the oldest child.

This is what he said on his application form:

“She has ME, Fibromyalgia, arthritis and other issues. She needs my help when she falls as she can’t get up. I also need to cook meals and do lots more around the house because she can’t always do the Mum things.

I need help to replace my laptop as I use this to enable me to keep in touch with friends when I am not able to leave my Mum. It will help me feel like a normal child who can enjoy playing and help me feel less alone.”

We provided a laptop.