Meeting for young carers

Lanarkshire Carers Centre is holding an event for young carers who help to look after a sibling with autism.

It takes place on Monday, May 5, from 10.30am till 2.30pm at the Young Carers Project in Motherwell Town Hall.

Marie Campbell, training officer at Lanarkshire Carers Centre, said: “It’s really important that siblings, as well as parents, understand autism and how it affects the person they care for. By learning what autism means it will make it easier for young carers to understand the way they behave, how to act with them and how to explain it to other people.

“This event will cover the facts and dispel some of the myths about autism and it will also give young carers some guidance on how to help support their sibling.

“It’s also really important that young carers know that there is support available just for them.”

To book a place call 01698 428090 or e-mail