A young carer is a young person under 18 that helps to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem. This could be a parent, brother, or sister.

Young Carers may do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning, or helping someone get dressed and move around. They may give physical help to a parent, brother, or sister who is disabled or ill. They may also be giving their siblings and parents emotional support too.

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