Be Bothered! Making Education Count for Young Carers

Official statistics estimate that there are over 175,000 young carers in the UK caring for a sick or disabled relative, with 13,000 of these young people caring for more than 50 hours a week.

However, a recent survey for the BBC carried out by Professor Saul Becker, a leading expert on young carers, found that there are four times more young carers in the UK than are officially recognised by 2001 census data…..