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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
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