We believe every young carer deserves the support needed to help them thrive in their role.
There are 800,000 young carers aged 5-17 caring for an adult or family member in the UK
27% of young carers aged 11-15 miss school due to their caring role
1 in 3
1 in 3 young carers struggle with their mental health
Video: Am I a young carer?
This video defines what a young carer is and tells you where you can go to for support
Young Carers Team Lead
The young carers we meet are astonishing people doing amazing things. But being a carer is demanding and it's common for young carers to feel stressed, lonely or like their role is getting in the way of them having a 'normal life.'
Help and advice for young carers
Our help and advice section provides guidance and information to help you in your role as a young carer