My little sister Ellie has autism. I really worry about her when we’re not together – she might hurt herself and other people just don’t understand that she can’t help her behaviour – it’s just how she is! I don’t really have any time on my own with my mum or dad and sometimes I feel left out.

I thought that it was just me that felt like this until I joined Signpost Young Carers. Now I get to meet other young people in a similar situation to me, and have a break from what’s going on at home. I’ve also been able to speak to someone one to one while I’m at school which gives me the chance to talk about how I feel and what I’m struggling with at the moment.