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:
Tel: 0845 241 2125
Are you aged between 5 and 19 years and have a family member who has a disability, long-term illness, mental health problem or who misuses drugs or alcohol? Do you live in Huntingdonshire? Would you like to meet other young people, have some fun and some help to get out a bit more? Crossroads aim to provide young carers with this type of support.
Please visit the Young Carers page on the County Council website for the most up to date information.