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Young Carers' Petition Calls For Free Bus Pass

Young Carers' Petition Calls For Free Bus Pass

Young carers in Sheffield have set up a petition calling for free bus passes for young carers so they can undertake their caring responsibilities more easily, carry on with their education, training or employment and have the chance to have a social life.

Young Carers are children and young people under the age of 25 who provide full or part-time care for family members who have a long-term physical illness, a disability, mental health issues, or substance and alcohol misuse issues. Thursday January 31st is national Young Carers Awareness Day, the fifth such event, and this year has an emphasis on mental health.

Sheffield Young Carers is an independent charity set up in 1997. You can see and sign the petition here or on their Twitter site. The petition will be presented to the full council meeting on Wednesday February 6th.

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