Support for young carers

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youngsters across Doncaster who care for a sick or disabled relative are set to get more support with the launch of the town’s first Young Carer’s Card.

The card is believed to be the first in the UK that connects all local support agencies in support of young carers.

The brainchild of Barnardo’s Doncaster Young Carers Service, the scheme has been developed after consultation with young carers and families. The card is carried to make agencies aware of their caring role and eligibility to support. Young carers will be able to apply to their school or college in Doncaster for a card.