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Different kinds of carers assessments are often carried out by or on behalf of different agencies – for example, local authorities, the NHS, and local carers organisations.
Young carers have a right to an assessment of their needs separate from the needs of the person they care for. Assessments must be requested and young carers have to be providing or intending to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis.
Young adult carers are transitioning from childhood into adulthood. There is no legal age definition for young adult carers, although Carers Trust’s support work focuses on young adults aged between 14 and 25.
Young carers are a vulnerable and disadvantaged group, who often experience difficulties in their education.