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Young Carers the Facts

 

young carers are children and young people who help to look after someone in their family or friends who is disabled, physically or mentally ill or has a substance misuse problem”

 

Young carers can be classified into three age groups; each with distinct characteristics and needs.  These groups are under six, six to 14, and 14 to 17. Young Adult Carers are aged between 18-24 who particularly require support around education and employment. 

 

There are three main types of care which a young carer may be supporting a someone with. These are:

  • physical (e.g. personal care, household jobs, meals, errands)
  • emotional (e.g. listening, being there for them, talking with them, helping them to feel better)
  • taking responsibility (e.g. to keep the person feeling safe, administering medicines, keeping appointments, responsible for getting help if needed)

 

Latest Carers in Beds news letters can be viewed here

 

 


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