Ella McKenzie is one of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award winners of 2016. Ella is a young adult carer (YAC), who has been looking after her mother, who has fibromyalgia, since the age of 17. Ella lost her father at the age of 18 and started attending a local YAC group. She now works with the Carers Trust on a range of projects and has addressed MPs about the needs of young carers, while running the Take the Lead project at Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, a leadership project for YACs. Here she speaks about her experiences of being a carer for her mum.
Introducing the 2016 Queen's Young Leaders: Ella McKenzie
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