Support for Young Carers
If you help to look after a member of your family, who has a physical or mental illness, disability, or who takes drugs or alcohol, you are a Young Carer.
Young carers are those aged between 5 and 16 years old. The person they care for could be a parent, sibling, or other relative living in their home.
Young adult carers are those aged between 17 and 25 who provide unpaid care for a family member.
As a young or young adult carer, looking after a loved one can be hard. It can impact your:
- school work
- health and wellbeing
- social life
Organisations and services that can help and support young carers.