Carers Trust draws our attention to Young Carers Awareness Day which is an annual event, led by them and this year takes place on 30 January 2020.
They point out that across the UK thousands of young people help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who may have been injured in an accident, ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.
Their recent research shows that one in five secondary school children may be a young carer. For many, their caring journey begins at a much younger age. Caring for someone can be very isolating, worrying and stressful. For young carers, this can negatively impact on their experiences and outcomes in education, having a lasting effect on their life chances.
As specialists in representing Claimants following an accident, our experienced team know the importance of care provided by young and old alike from family and friends. The law recognises that this has a monetary value as without this support you would need pay for professional help. The monetary value of this for claim is generally claimed at the local professional rate less 25% to account for this help being provided by a loved one. Documenting that help is crucial from assisting with getting the injured person to treatment appointments, tidying the home and even putting the bins out if, the injured person would normally do this.
Find out more about the work of Carers Trust and Young Carers Awareness Day 2020
We Can Help
At MW we recognise the efforts and contribution of family and friend’s in caring for you when things go wrong. Our Head of Department, Joanna Bailey, and our team have years of experience in acting for client’s entitled to make this type of claim. We are "small enough to care, big enough to make a difference".