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?
- 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.
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