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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Children who care

Wildly exciting day out for Carlisle young carers

Safari park trip photo A lucky group of young carers will get up close and personal with some of the animal kingdom’s most exotic creatures – thanks to an incredible donation.

Last updated 8 July 2014
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Carlisle United roll out the red carpet to entertain young carers

Sean O Hundreds of Cumbria’s young carers will be treated like football superstars thanks to a generous donation to our Give Them A Break campaign.

Last updated 2 July 2014
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Give Cumbria's young carers a summer to savour

Dawn Kenyon photo With the school holidays fast approaching we need your help to make sure Cumbria’s legion of young carers get the break they thoroughly deserve this summer.

Last updated 28 June 2014
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Cumbrian nine-year-old cares for mum and younger sister

Liam Kerr photo While most nine-year-old boys are out kicking a football around with their friends or playing on their PlayStation after school, Liam Kerr has more pressing matters to attend to.

Last updated 10 June 2014
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Cumbrian teen says 'I was born into being a young carer'

Ellen Elliot photo Ellen Elliot has been a young carer for so long she can’t even remember when she started.

Last updated 9 June 2014
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Cumbrian teenager happy to help when younger brother needs care

Joe Currie photo For most young carers the motivation to help look after their parents or siblings is born out of love.

Last updated 4 June 2014
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How you can help Cumbria's young carers...

You can help Give Them A Break by making cheques payable to Eden Carers and sending to Eden Carers at The Office, Mardale Road, Penrith, CA11 9EH or to Anne Pickles at Cumbrian Newspapers, Newspaper House, Dalston Road, Carlisle, CA2 5UA.

Last updated 3 June 2014
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Young carer looking after brother with 'worst case of autism in Cumbria'

Ellie Ryan photo Medical professionals can spend years learning how to deal with autism but young carer Ellie Ryan has just had to pick it up on her own.

Last updated 28 May 2014
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Job Cumbria's young carers do should be highlighted not hidden

Kyla Hope photo The role young carers play in society should be celebrated, not hidden away, a care chief says.

Last updated 27 May 2014
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Cumbrian teenager cares for mum and dad at different addresses

John Stoker photo John Stoker isn’t just the man of one house – but two.

Last updated 24 May 2014
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Hectic schedule means young carer struggles to find time for herself

Kayleigh King photo For 18-year-old Kayleigh King, finding time for herself is an uphill struggle.

Last updated 23 May 2014
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£5,000 boost for campaign to help Cumbria's young carers

NMP care campaign photo The first big donation has come in for our Give Them A Break campaign – and it’s a whopper!

Last updated 22 May 2014
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Cumbrian boy, 12, has cared for mum since he was two

Dawn Kenyon photo Only child Garry has been the man of the house since his father died when he was just two years old.

Last updated 21 May 2014
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Short breaks ‘crucial’ for child carers

Young carer photo University lecturers have found that away days are ‘crucial’ for children who are acting as young carers for their families.

Last updated 20 May 2014
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Cumbrian MPs back campaign to give youngsters a break

Tony Cunningham photo Young carers are people we simply cannot do without, who do an amazing job and deserve a break.

Last updated 19 May 2014
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Young Cumbrian carer's medical school dream

Shani Brooks photo An inspirational young woman who vowed not to let being a young carer bring her down, now has dreams of going to one of the world’s top universities.

Last updated 17 May 2014
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Melanie needs some support

Melanie is a young carer. She is seven years old and lives with her little brother Daniel and her mum and dad.

Last updated 15 May 2014
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Rick, 11, is man of the house

Rick is 11 years old. He has had to grow up very fast in order to take care of his younger brother and sister and his mum, who suffers severe mental health problems.

Last updated 15 May 2014
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Cumbria's young carers - some aged just four

Carer photo The shocking truth about the troubled lives of thousands of Cumbrian youngsters is revealed today as we find children as young as four caring for sick and disabled parents and siblings.

Last updated 15 May 2014
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