A young carer will typically provide care for family members facing challenges such as:
• Physical disability or sensory impairment
• Long-term illness
• Mental health issues
• Problematic drug and/or alcohol misuse
Young carers help their family members in various ways, including:
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Young people are often happy to help their parents or relatives and we believe it can be a positive experience for them.
However, taking on adult responsibilities at a young age can also be difficult to cope with.
Young carers are more likely than their peers to experience: