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Young Adult Carers

What is a Young Adult Carer?

Are you 18 to 25?

Do you help to look after a parent, sibling, partner, grandparent or other relative who…

  • has a disability
  • is frail or elderly
  • has mental ill health
  • has drug or alcohol issues
  • has an ongoing illness, or
  • similar problem?

Do you...

  • worry about them
  • ever feel alone with no one to talk to
  • feel that you need information or support
  • organise or attend appointments
  • deal with medication, pay bills or sort paperwork
  • provide personal care
  • cook or clean for them
  • help with younger children, or
  • support them in other ways?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you may be a young adult carer.



Types of support

York Carers Centre can offer you

  • Events – Day trips out and evening social activities to give you a break from your caring role and an opportunity to meet other young adult carers
  • One to one support – a chance to have a chat, let off some steam and get any advice and support you need in relation to your caring role
  • Opportunities to get your voice heard – A chance to speak about the issues that affect you as a carer through forums like the Young Carers Revolution. This is your opportunity to let those in power know what needs to be changed in order to make a real difference to carers. On the right is a video made with Carers Trust as part of the ‘Time to be Heard’ campaign, featuring some of the carers we support.

York Carers Centre  also offer

    • Carers Emergency Card – a card you can carry with you so you don’t have to worry about what will happen to the person you look after if you have an emergency situation.
    • Discounts at businesses in York
    • Employment, education and training advice – for example, help to develop your CV.




Last reviewed: 26/09/2018

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