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#CarersWeek

By Jamie McAnsh

Happy Monday! I hope you are having a wonderful day. I just wanted to share some interesting facts with you today and hope you can take these in. We are entering one of the most important weeks of the national calendar this week and possibly rather understated. We are in q week dedicated to those who work harder than most. Dedicated to the care of a loved one, a sibling or a parent.

But did you know?

Young adult carers aged between 16 and 18 years are twice as likely not to be in education, employment, or training. Based on Census figures there are estimated to be at least 376,000 young adult carers in the UK aged 16–25.

The more shocking figure is this!

There are an estimated 700,000 children and young people across the UK, some as young as five-years-old, who are caring for family members.

Please take the time to share this post and keep in mind so many that put others first.

 

#CarersWeek Today I want to thank Charlott for all that she does for me that many will never see nor fully understand.

We have not been together long but Charlott has accepted my illness and my condition, taken the time to learn and understand the complexity of CRPS, and offers me the empathy that at times I need. I never look for sympathy I just need someone to understand the fact that I am in pain. Charlott understands and never judges.

I am very grateful to Charlott for taking the time to learn about CRPS as it is not an easy illness to grasp. Charlott selflessly makes sure I am comfortable and will even massage my pain to offer me some relief even when I know she is exhausted herself.

Thank you for everything you do. xxx