What is a young carer?
- A young Carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps to look after a relative who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem
- Someone who does jobs around the home such as cooking, cleaning or helping someone get dressed or move around
- Someone who helps someone deal with their feelings
The difference between a young Carer and other young people is that a young Carer is responsible for the care of a member of their family in a way other young people are not.
Ask at reception for a copy of the “Carers Guide” leaflet or click the link below.
HOW TO GET HELP IN LOOKING AFTER SOMEONE – Carers Guide (.doc)
Walsall Carers Centre (.pdf)