General Article No future: young carers are sacrificing ambitions to look after loved ones

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Oonagh Robison, University of Glasgow

There are around 700,000 young carers across the UK looking after a parent or a family member. In Glasgow, these young people make up around 12% of children aged 11-18, and now a new study has found that their duties and responsibilities are preventing around half of them from going on to university or college after school.

According to a 2014 NHS

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