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Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.I work in:
Being a young carer can often have a severe, significant and long-lasting impact on a young person’s health and wellbeing. It is therefore essential that services consider how they will support young carers with regards to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Young adult carers are transitioning from childhood into adulthood, and they often go unidentified and unsupported.
This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, supports schools to raise the awareness of pupils and families about young carers.
Husband, Partner, Dad, Son, Carer? is the report of a survey of the experiences and needs of male carers, carried out by Carers Trust and the Men’s Health Forum at the start of 2014.I work in:
Approximately one in ten patients registered with a GP practice is likely to be a carer. Evidence shows that there’s a strong link between caring for someone and ill health. So it's important to identify carers and make sure they can access a range of support.Area of Care:I work in:Location:
Going to university gives young people the chance to become independent, carve out their own identity and get the skills they need to embark on their chosen career.