42.5% of teenagers have a close relative affected by illness or disability. Many of them become young caregivers, meaning a child or teenager under 18 who regularly provides significant assistance to a sick family member, someone with a disability and/or facing a loss of autonomy. This is a genuine public health issue.
To help them navigate their reality, JADE association offers resources for caregivers and their families, allowing them to take a break, connect with other young individuals, express themselves about their situation and feel supported. Thus, JADE organizes workshops, interregional trips, raises awareness, and provides a space for expression and/or training for these young caregivers.
It’s a solidary and necessary initiative that Les Grandes Idées congratulates!