Young carers in MS – Oritsé Williams' story

Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast

10-06-2024 • 54 mins

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JLS founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Oritsé Williams has been in the limelight since 2008. But long before the dazzling, bright lights of fame, Oritsé began his journey as a young carer for his mum, who was diagnosed with MS when he was 12 years old.

Find out about the challenges that he and his siblings faced, his mother’s MS journey and why he’s passionate about supporting other young carers out there.

Listen now to hear his take on caring for someone with dignity and love, the family bond they developed and how finding a creative outlet supported him emotionally.

Episode notes

Information for carers - information from the MS Trust - mstrust.org.uk/information-support/care-and-carers/information-for-carers
Caring for someone with MS - Podcast from MS Trust - mstrust.org.uk/information-support/podcasts/caring-someone-ms
Advance care planning - information from the MS Trust - mstrust.org.uk/a-z/advance-care-planning
The MS Trust announce Oritsé Williams as its new celebrity ambassador -mstrust.org.uk/news/ms-trust-announce-oritse-williams-its-new-celebrity-ambassador

Caring organisations for young carers

https://www.mytimeyoungcarers.org/ - MYTIME Young Carers
https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/our-work/supporting-young-carers/ - Children's society
https://carers.org/about-caring/about-young-adult-carers - Carers UK

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