Supporting young adult carers

A new video highlights how community pharmacies can help identify and support the 400,000 young adult carers aged between 16 and 25 in the UK with the medicines they collect and help administer.

Launched on 31 January by Rosemont Pharmaceuticals in collaboration with Carer Leads in Surrey Heartlands, the video – Young Adult Carers and Pharmacy Support – features two young carers’ stories, along with input from a community pharmacist about what pharmacies can do to help carers like these manage medicines more effectively.

Commenting on the video, James Wood, chief executive, Community Pharmacy Surrey and Sussex, said: “We were delighted to be involved with the production of this much needed video. It highlights the extensive support that community pharmacies are so well placed to offer young adult carers. We hope it will help carers across the country ask pharmacists for the help they need, when they have responsibility for medicines.”

The video launch coincided with Young Carers Awareness Day, which this year focused on caring for people with mental health issues.

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