‘Help our young carers’ says MP

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THE plight of young carers has been highlighted by Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn after she attended an event in Parliament organised by a charity.

Family Action works with disadvantaged and vulnerable families across England and the Labour politician has signed up to their Be Bothered! campaign to ‘make education count’ for young carers.

Ms Munn said: “I encourage schools and colleges across Sheffield to link up with local young carers services if they’re not already doing so to see how they can work together to support young carers.

“Their caring role can impact on their education, meaning they don’t get the same chance as their peers. They can often be punished at school because of their roles which impact on attendance.”