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    Warning over young carers

    Warning over young carers


    CAMPAIGNERS today warned that as many as 110,000 young people may be acting as carers in Scotland.

    The survey by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers found that 14 per cent of seven to 19-year-olds looked after someone with illness, disability or health problems.

    This would correspond to 115,000 youngsters acting as carers, more than five times higher than the figure for under-19s in the 2001 census.

    http://news.scotsman.com/health.cfm?id=1026482004

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    Survey Uncovers Million Young Carers

    Survey Uncovers Million Young Carers

    By Ben Pindar, Community Newswire


    A national charity is today calling for urgent new research after discovering there are more than a million young carers in the UK - more than four times greater than the figure reported in the census.

    The survey by The Princes Royal Trust for Carers found 12% of seven to 19-year-olds are looking after someone with an illness, disability or health problem who couldn't manage alone.

    This corresponds to more than a million youngsters in Great Britain - the census found that around 225,000 people up to 19 in the UK are lo

    http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3438230

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    in 7 Scots kids acts as carer for a relative

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    ONE in seven children in Scotland is looking after someone with an illness, disability or health problem, according to figures released today.
    It's the third highest figure in Britain, where more than a million kids, some as young as seven, are carers - a mu

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