What is a young carer?
A young carers is a child or young person under the age of 25 who has a caring role at home. This may be for a parent, brother, sister or other family member.
Young carers provide care for many different reasons, it could be because of illness, disability, mental health or drug & alcohol dependency or old age.
What do young carers do?
Young carers often do more chores than other children, you may:
- Do the housework
- Go food shopping
- Help with bathing and dressing
- Provide emotional support