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Charlie's Story

Charlie shares his experience as a young carer.

A young carer is someone who helps look after a family member who needs extra help. It is estimated there are a staggering 800,000 young carers aged between 5 and 17 years old in the UK.


This is the remarkable story about a young carer, Charlie, who helps look after his younger brother with achondroplasia. Charlie and his parents talk about the ups and downs of caring and how The Carers’ Centre provide invaluable support.

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