Are you under 18 and looking after someone in your family who is ill or disabled? This may be a parent, a brother or sister or a grandparent. Maybe you help by staying at home a lot to be there for them, helping them get washed or dressed, perhaps translating and interpreting for them, or doing lots of cleaning, shopping and cooking.

If this sounds like you, then you are a young carer. Being a carer means you have a right to help and support to make life easier. Learn more about support for young carers. 

If you’re over 18 and caring for an adult, you can get a carer's assessment. The assessment will see if you need support to carry on your caring role. Read more about the carer's assessment.


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