Better ways of working with difficult-to-reach young adult carers
Written by Mark Chester, Space2think
Luke is a regular 18 year old. He’s studying and working and thinking about the future – about leaving home and building a career. But Luke is also a bit different because he can see into the future and he knows some of what is coming. He is not a clairvoyant or a crystal ball gazer; he is a carer, and carers know that the future is not theirs alone. Their ideas and dreams of what life could hold for them are tethered by the responsibility of caring for others. Their decisions are constrained by the needs of their loved ones. Not that they would necessarily have it any other way.