Are you looking after someone else?
Looking after someone, such as a family member, who is ill or helping them by looking after someone else while they can’t, can be very rewarding. However, it is likely to mean more chores and responsibilities as well as normal schoolwork and family life. Sometimes friends and family don’t understand your responsibilities and why you have less free time than others.
You have the right to be looked after too and there are lots of places and people you can go to get help.
What extra help can you get?
By looking after someone, you can receive support as a Young Carer. This support can include:
- help towards school or college activities
- accessing activities and a personal budget to pay for this
- help towards hobbies or interests
- equipment such as books or a computer.