Are you a young adult caring for your disabled brother or sister?
NIACE - The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education - is looking for stories from young adult carers in order to work on supporting young adult carers with learning.
- When you started caring and who you cared for?
- When you realised you were a carer – how old were you?
- The impact that caring has had on your life, as a child, and particularly as you got older – when you became a young adult.
- How you felt/feel about being a carer – positives and negatives.
- How your caring role has affected your learning – any particular difficulties you encountered?
- Ways in which learning providers (such as school or college) supported and helped you. Any ways in which they were particularly unhelpful or unsupportive. What more could they have done to help you?
- Help/support you’ve received from others – such as carers’ services, youth projects.
- Your plans and aspirations for the future.
- Any messages that you’d like to send to learning providers, or to other young adult carers.