Children shouldn’t be responsible for filling gaps in care

by Antonia

CarersBlog

This week I’m in up in Manchester at the Labour Party conference. To kick off my Monday, I’ve been at a meeting in a carer with her mumManchester City Hall organised by Action for Children , looking at the impact the current economic situation is having on children and families  and what Labour should do if it’s elected next time. There was a great turn out and real support from MPs, including Lisa Nandy MP one of the shadow education ministers. My table was chaired by Pat Glass, MP for North West Durham, whose commitment to education issues is second to none.

Each group had case studies to discuss, and as it turns out, 3 of the tables were discussing a young carers issue. Whilst all were supportive of young carers, I was a bit worried by the feedback, which suggests to me that all of us working to support young carers need to…

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