Rise in the number of young adult carers in Wales

The number of young adult carers under the age of 24 is 'significantly' higher than expected, according to the charity Carers Trust Wales

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Warning over the number of young carers in Wales

The charity Carers Trust has warned of a big rise in the number of children and young people across Wales who are having to look after relatives. It says officials know of 29,000 under the age of 24.

The charity thinks the actual number could be significantly higher.

We meet one young carer from Swansea to see how much of an impact his caring role has had on his life.

Watch the report from Kelsey Redmore below:

The Neath Port Talbot area now has the highest population of young carers in the whole of the UK - an average of three in every school class.

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