Pain Concern: Expert Support for Young Carers

Are you caring for a parent, brother or sister, or other relative who has chronic pain? If so, you are not alone.

According to 2011 census data from 2011 there were 177,918 young unpaid carers (5 to 17-years-old) in England and Wales. In Scotland, 100,000 young people are estimated to be carers. These young people provide care and support in a variety of ways to help support another family members in their day to day activities.

Pain Concern Carer Community has set up a forum for young people aged 16-25 caring for family or friends with chronic pain. We want to build an online community where people can discuss, share information and keep in touch with each other. We invite young adults to share their experiences of coping with illness in their social or familiar circles and we want to be able to support them and improve the quality of their life. The forum is part of Pain Concern’s Young Adult Carers project which aims to raise better understanding of problems and challenges of young adults providing care for family or friends with chronic pain.

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Pain Concern secures grant for Young Adult Carers Project - to read more about this please click here.

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