Analyses | Social mobility and wellbeing | 2021-08-09 | Sing Tao

Selfless but neglected: Children who look after family members

Although people are more and more conscious of supporting family carers in recent years, the focus has been on the situation of ‘seniors caring for seniors’. In fact, there are a number of children and adolescents known as ‘minor caregivers’ having to provide home care to their family members with chronic diseases or disabilities and do all the housework. However, these ‘young carers’ will neither talk to others nor seek help, which makes them invisible in the society. How should we identify and support these young carers?

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