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1 in 4 young adult carers have been bullied at school because of their caring role

Graham Robson September 6, 2014

Young Adult Carers at School, a new report by Carers Trust, the charity for unpaid carers, has shown that one quarter of young adult carers (YACs) aged between 14-25 have been bullied at school because of their caring role.

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The report also shows that YACs’ physical and mental health was suffering with almost four in ten (38%) reporting having a mental health problem and 29% saying that their own physical health was only “just ok”.

Thea Stein, chief executive of Carers Trust, said: “We know from talking to carers that caring does affect physical and mental health.

“It is bad enough to hear this from adult carers but to hear this from children and young people is truly shocking.”

Young Adult Carers at School comes as Carers Trust launches its first ever national fundraising campaign ‘Britain’s Best Breakfast’ to help raise money to support all unpaid carers.

For more information about the campaign text ‘egg’ to 70660