A PROJECT designed to identify hidden young carers and reduce their isolation and loneliness has launched in Bradford.

It is part of a 15-month programme funded through a grant of almost £80,000 from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand - a partnership between Co-op Foundation and government.

The programme - run by The Children’s Society - will aim to reach young carers without any support and urge authorities, youth services and education providers to spot the signs.

Helen Leadbitter, national young carers lead at The Children’s Society said: "For young carers, looking after loved ones while managing the pressures of school work and friendships, means they can be particularly affected by loneliness. This project from the Children’s Society will help young carers build new relationships and a sense of belonging."