Young Carers are children who look after someone in their family who has an illness, a disability, a mental health problem or a substance misuse problem. Young Carers take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.
(Princess Royal Trust for Carers)
A Young Carer is anyone under the age of 18 whose life is in some ways restricted because of the need to take responsibility for the care of someone who is ill, has a disability, is experiencing mental distress, or is affected by substance misuse.
Young people in caring roles who would like advice or support can contact one of the following agencies:
The organisations offer groups, trips and activities and 1 to 1 support to help Young Carers and Young Adult Carers have a break from their caring duties.
Please visit the Young Carers page on the County Council website for the most up to date information.