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Supporting young people who look after someone with cancer

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In the UK there are around 177,000 children and young people aged 12-18, who provide some level of unpaid care to another family member with a disability or cancer.

young carers Macmillan

Being a young cancer carer can have a significant impact on a person’s emotional and physical well-being. Our new resources ‘A guide for young people looking after someone with cancer’ and a film based on the experiences of young people cover some of the practical and emotional issues they might face when caring for someone with cancer.

Please signpost any young carers you support to these resources and visit our Young Carers page for more information.

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