Do you know a young carer?
A young carer looks after someone, such as a family member, who is ill or helps them by looking after someone else while they can’t. This can be very rewarding for the young person, however it is likely to mean more responsibilities additional to normal schoolwork and family life. Young carers can feel excluded from friends and family due to lack of time to socialise.
How can I support a young carer?
Be mindful of the additional caring tasks that the young person has as well expectations from schools and other activities.
Support them in contacting the service to receive a young carers assessment, which could entitlement to much needed support such as:
- help towards school or college activities
- accessing activities and a personal budget to pay for them
- help towards hobbies or interests
- equipment such as books or a computer