Since the age of 13, Joshua has acted as a full-time carer for his mother who has a complex mental health disorder, as well as his two younger siblings.
He is patient, supportive, and determined to provide happiness and stability to his family. He even learned to drive early in order to take his family members to medical appointments, events, clubs, school, and to do the shopping.
Joshua balances that difficult schedule at home with achieving his goals at school, where he is an exceptional and enthusiastic student, currently studying for three A-levels. His teachers unanimously admire him for his positivity, maturity and kindness.
On top of his full-time caring responsibilities and studies, Joshua also works part-time to support the family, as well as acting as a mentor to other young carers going through similar situations.
Joshua selflessly puts his family’s needs ahead of his own and those who know him are humbled by his perseverance and constantly positive approach to life.