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Young carers are missing out on normal, everyday activities enjoyed by other children and teenagers, according to a survey.
A poll carried out by Ipsos Mori Scotland on behalf of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland compared the lives of carers aged ten to 19 with other people of a similar age.
It found that only about 11 per cent of young carers see their friends every day, compared to 37 per cent of other young people.
The results of the survey are being published to coincide with the start of the annual Scottish Young Carers Festival today, which will run for three days at Broomlee outdoor centre in West Linton, in the Borders.
Organised by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance and funded by the Scottish Government, the event will bring together 600 young carers, who will be given the chance to take a break and meet others in the same position.
Source and full article: Scotsman
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