Celebrating Real Superheroes: Luke’s Story

My name is Luke and I am a young carer for my Mum. I am 11 years old and in Year 6. I help my Mum cope with her depression and when she had a back operation. I worry about my Mum and I don’t like to be away from her.

The hardest things about being a young carer are watching my Mum cry and suffer from pain but the best thing is that I get to spend the most time with her. I love my Mum.

Gloucestershire Young Carers help me but they also help my Mum. Kate (GYC locality worker) talks to my Mum a lot and she comes to our house sometimes to make sure everything’s okay. Kate got me to go to a young carer’s group which is on Mondays. It’s hard to leave my Mum but the adults there let me call her when I want to and look after me.

I love drawing and at Christmas there was a GYC Christmas card competition which I won! This made me happy and I was given a pack of Christmas cards with my design on them. At group I get to do as much colouring as I want. The group is what helps me the most as I get to talk about things but it’s also really fun.