Am I a Young Carer?
Young Carers are children and young people who have a responsibility for looking after someone else – or help to look after a person with a physical or learning disability, long term or terminal illness, mental health needs or substance dependency. They may care for a parent, grandparent, sister, brother, friend or neighbour.
Young carers can take on responsibilities usually expected of an adult. They may help out by doing the cooking, cleaning, going shopping or making sure the person they care for takes their medicine. They may talk and listen to them when they are not happy, help with communication or family finances. They may even assist someone to get in and out of bed, or with dressing and bathing. There are more tasks a young carer may have to do.
To find out if you are a young carer take the quiz.