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Young carers

Being a young carer

This area of the site is for young people who are caring for someone who is ill or disabled. You might have started caring without realising it. In this section you can find out more about:

 

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Caring and illnesses

Caring can be hard if you don't understand the condition of the person you look after. It can also be easier to care if you understand some of what the person you care for is going through. In this section you can find advice on:

 

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Your life

As a young carer, you have a right to be able to get out and socialise with friends and get help at school. You might also want some information on how you feel about caring. In this section you'll find information on:

 

Page last reviewed: 07/01/2014

Next review due: 07/01/2016

Call Carers Direct on 0300 123 1053

Confidential information and advice for carers.

Lines are open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays), 11am to 4pm at weekends. Request a free call back or an interpreted call back in one of more than 170 languages including ربي, বাংলা, 中文, Français, ગુજરાતી, Polski, Português, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Soomaali, Español, Türkçe and .اردو.

You can talk to an adviser live online or send a query by email.

Find out more about the Carers Direct helpline.

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