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Young Carers

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A young carer is someone who looks after a relative who is unwell or has a disability.  If you are a young carer, you may have a parent who uses a wheelchair, or a sibling who has a learning disability.  You might live with a parent who struggles with emotional health problems or have a parent who misuses substances. 

A young carer is anyone aged 4 – 19, who may be doing caring tasks such as;

  • Helping their relative move around the house
  • Giving them their medicine
  • Listening to them when they need someone
  • Looking after brothers and sisters
  • Preparing meals
  • Doing chores around the house

Whatever your home life, there is support for you!