What is a young adult carer?

Are you 18 to 25?

Do you help to look after a parent, sibling, partner, grandparent or other relative/friend who…

  • has a disability
  • is frail or elderly
  • has drug or alcohol issues
  • has an ongoing physical or mental illness, or
  • similar problem?

Do you…

  • worry about them
  • ever feel alone with no one to talk to
  • feel that you need information or support
  • organise or attend appointments
  • deal with medication, pay bills or sort paperwork
  • provide personal care
  • cook or clean for them
  • help with younger children, or
  • support them in other ways?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you may be a young adult carer.