Woking 13yr Old Awarded For Being An Inspirational Young Carer
Chloe has been helping her Mum and Dad live their best lives since she was young and does it all with a smile.
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Chloe Richardson from Woking is a typical teenager doing her homework and going out with friends but outside of school there's something extraordinary about her…
The 13yr old helps her parents who are both disabled by cooking the dinner and cleaning up; it’s clear that Chloe’s help around the home is very special to her parents.
“Basically she helps my wife get her [food] because it's not so easy for her on crutches.”
“I use a wheelchair sometimes, it's not always easy to get to certain places, she helps like push me and some places are really awkward, very hilly.”
“She makes sure everything's in the right place where it should be and her a Mum can get a hold of it.”
Chloe's help around the house is essential for her mum Amy.
“There have been one or two accidents in the home where Amy falls and things like that and Chloe… I don't know how she does it sometimes - she copes with that so well and it just doesn't seem to faze her”
Chloe takes it all in her stride says her Grandfather Les.
“She could be could have been a bit of a worrier about how her mum and dad were coping or things like that but it didn't manifest like that. It seemed to be that she just automatically fell into a role of ‘yeah I'll get that for you’ or ‘let me do that you sit there’- it just seemed to be natural!”
Chloe says that she loves helping her parents “that's my aim to do…make every single day [easier] and their lives a tiny bit easier”
Nominated by her family, Chloe recently won a Local Heroes Award presented by Surrey and Hampshire’s local radio station Eagle Radio for her work as a young carer. The above documentary was made by Greer Riddell for Eagle Radio to celebrate Chloe’s achievements.
Eagle Radio Local Heroes Awards