Maybe you are only doing what you’ve always done… maybe you aren’t sure whether your responsibilities make you a Young Carer. Read on to find out if you are a Young Carer.
You might not realise it, as you are just doing what you do for a family member, but you are known as a carer.
A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, such as a sibling or parent, or a friend, who
There are around 700,000 young carers in the UK.
These are the types of tasks you undertake which make you a carer:
This video is of a poem written by Young Carers using the voices of Young Carers describing what life is like as a Young Carer.
If you are still unsure whether or not you are a young carer it might be a good idea to show this page to a trusted adult, maybe at your school. Then ask them to click the button below for a guide to help you.