Who cares? - Powerful play reveals hidden lives of young carers
The hidden lives of young carers from across Salford will be the focus of a new play at The Lowry.
Who Cares? highlights the reality facing some young people who often care for family members, under the radar of their school or social services.
The North West has the highest number of young carers in the country. A four year old carer is now getting support from the Salford Young Carers Service.
The play, which was commissioned by The Lowry in partnership with Salford Young Carers Service, follows more than a year’s research and interviews with young people by verbatim theatre specialists, LUNG.
The stories include a nine-year-old girl who became the full-time carer to her father after he was paralysed in a car crash, and a seven-year-old boy who, while struggling with his schoolwork, provided more than 20 hours a week care to his mum and younger sister at home.
To find out more about the play which is on Tuesday 22nd November and an exhibition supporting it click here
Matt Woodhead, the director of Who Cares? hopes the play will be a rallying call to the audience to help identify young carers and ensure they get the support they need.