Child welfare charity CaringKids helps young carers to feel less lonely and socially isolated.
They are providing young carers with ‘Joy Boxes’ which hold toys, games, and books to celebrate National Carers Week this week.
“National Carers Week is a time to recognise and celebrate all those Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend, including those children who are burdened with adult responsibilities,” CaringKids says.
“This week is a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the over 235,000 children and teenagers in Australia caring for a disabled or chronically ill family members, often spending over 6 hours a week on caring.”
“As well as taking on caring responsibilities, the children often have to cope with the financial hardship that goes hand in hand with the cost of caring for a family member with a disability.
CaringKids is an Eastgardens based charity based that has donated over 12,000 toys since 2014.