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Increase in number of children providing unpaid help in Galway city and county

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Increase in number of children providing unpaid help in Galway city and county

CSO figures show there has been a significant increase in the numbers of children providing unpaid personal help in Galway.

The statistics include anyone up to the age of 17 who is providing regular unpaid support for a friend of family member.


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Figures from 2016 show there were 76 under 18s providing personal help in the city – that increased to 94 in 2022

Meanwhile the county saw a huge leap in those six years – with 465 children providing unpaid care in 2022, compared to 277 in 2016.

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