People Like Us

People Like Us

People Like Us is a film and class resource to help children understand the challenges young carers face - and help young carers in the class be better supported.

People Like Us

People Like Us is a schools video resource developed in partnership with young carers and the Theatre of Debate. It explains what a young carer is and what their life is like. The resource helps teachers and other schools professionals to identify young carers, and young carers to self-identify, as well as explaining the best ways to help and support young carers.

How to use the film and resource

‘People Like Us can be used in PSHE sessions and assemblies, along with supporting materials, enabling schools to better support young carers – and educate other pupils on young carers’ needs too.

Things have improved for me lately because one of the teachers has taken an interest and asked me how things were at home. I felt better once I told him, and I know he understands and will speak up for me if I get into trouble with homework or am late.

Matthew, aged 14

Ordering People Like Us

To order a copy of People Like Us for your school with or without the educational resource materials, please email us at

Outside Surrey, there is a charge for the resource, but it is free to schools, statutory bodies, and charities based in Surrey.