Letters

Who cares for young carers?

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6942.1510b (Published 04 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1510
  1. C SturgeA FrankT Coster
  1. Children's Services Directorate, Northwick Park Hospital NHS Trust, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ.

    EDITOR, - Sue Jenkins and Candida Wingate discuss the needs of children and young people who help to support adults with disabilities in the community,1 emphasising “the strains of practical everyday caring.” We believe that the emotional strains may need even greater consideration and that they vary, depending on the illness of the person being supported at home.

    In 1988 we undertook a pilot study of the …

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