Are you a young carer?
A young carer is under 18 years old, or has reached the age of 18 years and remains a pupil at school. They take responsibility for the care of family members or friends who need help due to illness, drug or alcohol misuse, disability or the effects of age.
What does a young carer do?
Young carers may help someone with:
Cooking, housework or shopping
Getting in and out of bed
Washing and dressing themselves
Looking after younger brothers or sisters
Collecting prescriptions or helping to give medicine
Managing the family budget or paying bills
Communicating or accompanying them to appointments
Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed and comforting them