Read young carer stories

Young carer stories are helping raise young carer awareness, help identify young carers and share their feelings and experiences.  By reading their stories you will be able to get an insight into what their role is like and how different it is for each person.

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I am 13

Hi, my name is Natalie and I live in Victoria. I am 13 years old. I am a young carer for my younger sister and Mum. Some of the things I do as a young carer are are packing lunches, making food, getting my little sister dressed. Then I go to school. Me and my […]
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How the Young Carers Bursary will help me

Hi, my name is Katrine and I provide care for my my youngest sister and my mum. I have been a young carer for 10 years, my sister has a severe intellectual disability and severe autism; my mum has fibromyalgia. I provide care because I love my family and I don’t want to see them […]
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Why I am applying for the Young Cares Bursary

Hi, my name is Natalie and I provide care for my Younger sister and Mum. I have been a young carer for 9.5 years, for younger sister who has severe intellectual disabilities, Autism (ASD) and Cerebral Palsy and my Mum who has Fibromyalgia. I provide care to support the family and I can see how […]
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Growing up

Hey, my name is John, I’m 16, living in Melbourne and I am a young Carer. I look after my single parent, deaf mum and my little brother, aged 6. Having a deaf mum can be difficult at times, making phone calls, interpreting for her, helping with grammar and English and helping around the house […]
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Joyce’s story

Hi, my name is Joyce and I care for my Mum who had brain cancer. I have been a young carer for 5 years . I provide care for my mum, and my siblings. A typical day for me would be, in the morning I help clean the house, do washing, do the dishes etc. […]
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Sophie’s story

Hi! I am Sophie. I am 13 years old and I live in Melbourne Victoria. It’s been 1 year since I have been a young carer for my brother.  I am the oldest of 3 kids in our family.  My brother, was diagnosed with autism when he was 3.5 years old and could not talk […]
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Alisha’s story

My name is Alisha, I am 17 and live in Victoria. One unique thing about me is that I play the violin and I am a scout. I have been caring for my brother for 10 years. My brother requires care because he has autism. I have to care for my brother because I live […]
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Kelsie’s story

My name is Kelsie, I am 16 and live in New South Wales. One thing you should know about me is that I love to spend time outside. Additionally, I LOVE travelling and meeting new people. I have been caring for my sister for 8 years. My sister requires care because she has an intellectual […]
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Maria’s Story

My name is Maria, I am 15 and live in Queensland. One unique thing about me is I play basketball. I have been caring for my mother for 12 months. My mother requires care because she has a really bad mental state and forgets thing frequently. I have to care for my mother because I […]
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Love my therapy ponies

Hi, I am Lucinda. I live in country South Australia. I am 16 and care for my sister who has multiple disabilities, including autism and an intellectual disability. We are home schooled and I love it. I do however have to spend 24/7 with my sister which can be challenging but also rewarding. I help […]
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