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young carer standing at the top of a hill with their arms thrown wideYou are a Young Carer if you are 16 or under, and have caring responsibilities for someone who has a physical or mental illness, a physical or learning disability, or a drug or alcohol problem. You may be looking after a parent, a brother or sister, a grandparent or another relative.

The care you provide can include practical, physical help – for example with bathing and dressing or cooking and cleaning – as well as emotional support. It is natural to feel extra tired or anxious when you have these additional responsibilities. You may be struggling to keep up with school work, or feel isolated from your friends.

We understand how important it is to have access to support and information, and have someone to talk to. Our team of outreach workers in the Young Carers Service will listen and understand, and provide you with the information and guidance you need. We also organise and support groups and activities you can take part in with other Young Carers, and offer advocacy (someone to speak on your behalf, for example with school).

 

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