Young carers online community launched

Carers Trust, a UK carers’ charity, have launched a new website and online community for its young visitors.

The website will aim to provide friendship and support online for carers under 18 and will be called Babble.

The online space will allow users to find others in a similar position, chat to each other, share their stories and hear about each other’s experiences in a safe environment.

Users will also have access to help and advice, email and chat sessions with the Carers Trust Online Support Team who are all qualified youth and community workers or professionally qualified social workers. They also act as site moderators.

Dr Moira Fraser, Interim Chief Executive of Carers Trust, says: “We know from what young people tell us that caring responsibilities can have a big impact on young carers’ mental wellbeing.

“Babble is needed to combat the risk of isolation and to make sure these young people are as happy and supported as they can be.”

You can access the website by visiting www.youngcarers.net or http://babble.carers.org.

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