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Ysgol Caer Elen pupil and young carer Nyfain with Alison Hammond and Holly Willoby on This Morning sofa

Pembrokeshire young carer highlights experience on national television

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An Ysgol Caer Elen pupil and her family highlighted the experience of young carers on national television this month.

Year five pupil Nyfain, her mother Kelly and sister Lowis, travelled to London to talk about what it is like being a young carer on ITV’s This Morning.

Nyfain along with her family were honoured to be asked by Action for Children to represent young carers from around the UK.

She shared the famous sofa with both Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond, and during the interview Nyfain explained how she manages her responsibilities as a young carer, with a particular focus on the summer holidays. 

Mr Dafydd Hughes, Headteacher at Ysgol Caer Elen, said: “We have a number of pupils who are recognised as being young carers at Ysgol Caer Elen.  

“I am so pleased that Nyfain and her family have been able to ensure that we, and the wider public, develop a deeper understanding of what being a young carer entails.”

Cllr Mike James, Carers Champion, added: “Being a carer has no boundaries and young carers are a lifeline to many families.

“It is so pleasing to hear of a young carer being recognised on national television. Well done Nyfain.”

Information for adult and younger carers is available on the Pembrokeshire County Council website and there is currently a survey focusing on short breaks and respite for carers that you can complete on the Have Your Say portal (opens in new tab).