Laurence was nine when his father died, and his mother had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis four years earlier, leaving her to bring up three children alone.

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That’s why Laurence is supporting Young Carers in Focus, an initiative Funded by a Youth in Focus grant from the Big Lottery Fund to establish a national network of young carers aged 10-25. Laurence says: ‘I can very much empathise with the life a young carer is forced to lead. There are tens of thousands of young carers out there, many of them hidden from view.  We need to lift the shadow of responsibility and give these young carers back their childhoods.’

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