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Elliot and Finley young carer

Elliott talks about being a registered carer to his older brother

3rd February 2020 / Grants

Elliott from Gloucestershire is 10 years old and a registered carer to his older brother Finley, who has Down's syndrome. Here,‌ ‌in‌ ‌his‌ ‌own‌ ‌words,‌ ‌Elliott ‌describes‌ ‌his‌ ‌life‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌young‌ ‌carer‌ ‌to‌ ‌his‌ ‌brother.‌

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Amelia and Izzie sibling young carer

Amelia discusses what it’s like to care for her inspirational younger sister Izzie

31st January 2020 / Grants

Amelia from Sussex is the older sister of Isabelle (Izzie), who has cerebral palsy. Izzie has become an inspirational figure to many by overcoming her challenges to win the Pan Disability European Judo Championship in 2017 and 2018 as well as the Sussex Sports Disabled Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2019. Here, in her own words, Amelia describes her life as a young carer to her sister.

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Alex Ball sibling young carer

Alex speaks out about life as a sibling young carer: “I don't think anyone really understands the life of a sibling with a brother or sister with a disability”

30th January 2020 / Grants

11-year-old Alex from Staffordshire is the younger brother to Daniel who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Daniel is a full-time wheelchair user and Variety was able to fund a Strikeforce Sports Powerchair for him. He is now losing upper body strength, which means he is reliant on others for his personal care, including one-to-one assistance at school. Here, in his own words, Alex describes his life as a young carer to his brother.

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