Some of you are unsung heroes – young adults with caring responsiblities. It is a role which is often overlooked and undervalued. Juggling the responsibilities of caregiving alongside your own ambitions, demonstrates resilience, compassion, and strength. The selflessness and dedication deserve our recognition and support. Find out what a young carer is and how you can get support for you or someone you know.
Young adult carers are young people aged 16–25 who care, unpaid, for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or addiction.
- There are at least 376,000 young adult carers in the UK.
- They are likely to be in every school, college, university and workplace.