More help for young carers in Nottinghamshire

Sami Mistry helping his mother with medication Credit: ITV News Central

Seven-year-old Sami Mistry looks after his mother, Rebecca, who has type 1 diabetes.

When she is ill he helps prepare her medication, fetch her juice box to boost sugar levels, alerts paramedics and talks them through the crisis situation until the emergency crew arrives.

Nottinghamshire County Council are now offering more support for young carers by giving them first aid training and support.

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Young carers in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council wants young carers to be able to fully enjoy their childhood, and have a greater voice and more support if they are helping disabled parents or siblings.