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14 year old young carer who looks after his brother
Carer Gateway acknowledged the role that I have as a young carer and how that impacts on my life. They helped me feel better about myself because they took the time to listen and ask me what I needed. Carer Gateway funding has contributed to the cost of attending the Victorian Scout Jamboree and paid for a new bike when I outgrew my old one.
I use my new bike to go on long bike rides for exercise, to get away from the house when I need a break from my brother, to go for rides with my friends, exercise my dog and I take it to Scout riding activities. Next month I plan to ride a minimum of 100km to raise money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation in their Tour de Kids.
Thanks for everything Carer Gateway.