Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has pledged his support for young carers and young adult carers during the Coronavirus crisis.
Young carers (under 16) and young adult carers (16-25) are young people who take on a caring role for a family member who has a disability, long-term illness, mental illness (including depression, anxieties) or issues with substance misuse.
Gwynne is joining other MPs in urging government, local authorities and professionals not to lose sight of the needs of young carers and young adult carers, and the people they care for, during this emergency.
Whilst the coronavirus pandemic is impacting all our lives, young carers and young adult carers are at particular risk during the emergency.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Young carers and young adult carers are some of the unsung heroes in our communities.
“This Coronavirus outbreak is a difficult time for all of us, but young carers and young adult carers face particular difficulties and it is essential that they are not forgotten.
“I would encourage all young carers and young adult carers in Denton and Reddish to check out the information and advice provided by the Carers Trust.”