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I am a young carer

Young carers are people aged between 5 and 16 years old who care for a family member with a physical or mental illness, disability, or drug or alcohol addiction. The person they care for could be a parent, sibling or other relative living in their home.

Young adult carers are those aged between 17 and 25 who provide unpaid care for a family member.

For young and young adult carers, their caring role can have an impact on many areas of their lives, including their education, their physical and emotional wellbeing, and their relationships with family and friends.

There are organisations that can support young carers. For example, Carers Bucks.

Carers Bucks provides support to young carers and young adult carers across Buckinghamshire. This includes information and advice, life skills sessions, social activities and a chance to meet other young and young adult carers across the county. Their website has a wide range of resources available to carers of all ages, including ways to look after your own wellbeing. Carers Bucks can also provide 1-1 support if you need it.