Are you a young carer?

Caring for someone who is ill, disabled or has a drug or alcohol problem (for example a parent or someone else in your family) can be difficult, lonely, rewarding or exhausting.

The Carers Trust has online services including ‘Babble’ for young carers 18 and under, and ‘Matter’ for young adult carers 16–25. Both offer forums, discussion boards and email support.

York Mind can give support to people caring for someone with a mental health problem or illness.

If you are a carer, you have the right to a Carer’s Assessment.