Monthly Archives: July 2012
A 5-year-old is among 1,322 children and young people registered as carers in Lincolnshire.
The figures have been released by Lincolnshire County Council in response to a freedom of information request.
United: Isabelle Bull, 9, is one of 1,300 young carers in Lincolnshire, She helps look after her mum Becky who has kidney failure.
Young carers are defined as children under 18 who look after a relative with a physical or learning disability, mental health condition, long-term illness or who are affected by drugs or alcohol.
They carry out tasks such as monitoring medication, helping with day to day activities and household chores.
When I get older
Whitefriars Care Home in Stamford
Paul Burstow MP has praised the work of Samaritans who help Sutton residents in their darkest hour.
On Tuesday 24th July (24:7) Paul visited the Surbiton Samaritan branch – one of two branches which serve Sutton – to raise awareness of the vital work of the Samaritans.
The Samaritans is a nationwide charity that relies on volunteers to talk to distressed callers on the 24 hour helpline. The volunteers deal with cases that range from those wanting emotional support to callers on the verge of committing suicide.