Health and care services need to do more to identify young carers from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and provide them with support, a children’s charity has said.

Research by Barnardo’s, published in its report, Caring Alone, has found BAME young carers – who account for about 20 per cent of the estimated 800,000 young carers in England – are often missed by health and social care services because of cultural barriers. For instance, the concept of being a young carer is unfamiliar to many BAME communities, as caring for relatives is expected, so the impact on them is not realised.


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