Who is a Young Carer?
Young Carers are children or young people aged 5 -17.5 years who provide care for one or more family members who have disabilities, long-term physical illnesses, mental health difficulties or who misuse drugs or alcohol. They may be taking on physical, personal, financial and/or emotional care.
A Young Adult Carer is someone aged between 17.5 and 25 who is responsible for the care of another person with a long term serious health condition or disability, mental health problem, alcohol or drug addiction. We offer support for Young Adult Carers to help them manage their caring responsibilities. We can help with moving into higher education, finding funding and accessing Adult Carer services.