Teens 13-18 years
Young carers help family members or friends who have:
- an illness
- a disability
- a mental illness
- an alcohol or other drug problem
Do you help out with:
- cleaning or cooking
- getting your relative around the house
- taking your relative to medical appointments
- giving medicines
- washing and dressing
- even just making sure your relative is feeling okay.
Then you may be a young carer.
Young carers usually say that they like caring for someone but it can also be hard work and tiring. Sometimes it's fun, but it can also be demanding and challenging.