Deb is 18 from Swansea. She went into foster care at 8 years old and later was adopted.
Deb has a history of emotional issues due to her background and global developmental delay.
She attended a mainstream primary school with additional support but went on to a special needs secondary school.
Alan cares for his Mum. She contracted legionnaires disease and has been suffering from serious health complications since, these include regular blackouts and seizures plus constant infections in her nasal passages which compromise her health.
Charlie is 14 and cares for his Mother with learning difficulties and mental health problems.
His parents have recently split up as Dad who also has learning difficulties can no longer cope with Mum’s depression. Mum was hospitalised last month and has only recently returned home so Charlie has been staying with a family friend but has now returned to live with his Mum.
David is a 16 year old young carer. He was registered in 2009 and diagnosed with Aspergers and ADHD which affects his social behaviour. He cares for his Father who suffers from depression and also has back and hip problems. He also takes on a great deal of responsibility for his younger niece living in the family home.