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Sussex researchers portrayed in photo exhibition at Brighton station

Prof Saul Becker is a world-leading researcher on young carers – children who provide unpaid care to ill, disabled and other family members.

Former young carer Dr Feylyn Lewis features in the photo exhibition in her capacity as a trustee for The Carers Centre.

Two members of academic staff at the University of Sussex are featured in a photography exhibit at Brighton railway station that celebrates the role of young carers in supporting family members.

The Young Carers in Focus exhibition, on display throughout March, highlights the work of The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove and the immense pride with which these children carry out their caring roles.

The free exhibit features 19 portraits of local young carers, either in their home setting or while enjoying Carers Centre respite activities.

Another photo depicts Professor Saul Becker, Provost of the University of Sussex and one of three local patrons of the Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove.

Professor Becker is a world-leading researcher on young carers – children who provide unpaid care to ill, disabled and other family members.

He says: “I support the work of The Carers Centre because it provides a platform for the voices of carers to be heard, and a service to meet their needs. It is a symbol of what is best in our society – caring for the carers.”

Dr Feylyn Lewis was 11 when she began caring for her mother. Now, as a Research Fellow in Social Work and Social Care at Sussex, she is working with Professor Becker on a European project looking at how to identify and support the needs of today’s young carers.

She features in the photo exhibition in her capacity as a trustee for The Carers Centre.

Dr Lewis says: “Growing up in America as a young carer, I didn’t have any support. I’m incredibly proud to serve as a trustee for The Carers Centre because it champions the needs of young carers, helping to foster brighter futures.”

The Young Carers in Focus exhibition is on display until 31 March – take a look when you take the train.


Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Monday, 18 March 2019

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