Young carers - support and advice
There is a website specially designed for young carers where you
can find information if you are at school or college.
You can find out who there is to talk to and who can help and
support and advice for varying types of caring.
Sometimes adults think that children might be upset if they know
about someone’s health problem, but it is often worse not knowing.
It is important that you get the right info about your relative’s
- Ask the person with the problem. If they don’t want to talk
about it, you could tell them how it feels not knowing.
- Talk to the adults who look after the person. Doctors can
answer questions about illnesses and disabilities.
- Call your nearest Young Carers
Project for info and advice.
Ask a youth worker or connexions worker to help you find
the info you want.
- Ring NHS Direct or
- Visit Carers
Direct. They have videos, carers stories and lots of useful
info for young carers.
Find out more information from the Young Carers website.