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What is a Young Carer?

You're a young carer if you're under 18 and helps to look after a relative.  If you're a young carer, you probably look after one of your parents or care for a brother or sister.  You may do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning or helping someone get dressed and move around.


You may also give a lot of physical help to a parent, brother or sister who's disabled or ill.  Along with doing things to help your brother or sister, you may be giving them and your parents emotional support, too.


You can find out more by visiting the NHS page, "Being A Young Carer", by clicking here.


The Guidebook for Young Carers


There is also a guidebook for Young Carers which is free online.  You can read it by clicking here.


The website also has key sections that may help.  Click on them to find out more: