Somerset County Council leader calls for re-think on young carers approach (From Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News)
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Somerset County Council leader calls for re-think on young carers approach
3:05pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 in News
SOMERSET County Council leader John Osman said a meeting with young carers and their families had “opened eyes on what young carers need, not just what we think they need.”
A new carers panel met last Thursday, and discussed how services for the 350 young carers in Somerset looking after disabled relatives at home could be improved.
Subjects discussed included getting schools to understand young carers’ needs better, and getting the council to look again at the carers’ priorities.