The hidden young face of care

Maria Huddleston, Deborah West

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Abstract

Young people who provide unpaid care to someone with an illness or disability in their
households can remain unrecognised by practitioners within the health and social care
system as the focus is usually on the presenting individual or those who require care.
Practitioners working in the health and social care system should have knowledge and
awareness of who young carers are and their circumstances. This article seeks to raise the
profile of young carers so that practitioners are able to recognise and provide holistic care to
the family and provide resource and support opportunities for young people who provide
care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-48
Number of pages8
JournalPractice Reflexions
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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