What is a Young Carer?
A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps to care for a member of their family who may be ill, have a physical disability or mental ill-health, drug or alcohol problems.
Are you a Young Carer?
Are you under 18 and can answer YES to any of the following questions?
- Does someone in your family have an illness, physical disability or mental illness or a drug or alcohol problem?
- Do you look after them?
- Do you help with household chores?
- Do you go shopping, pay bills?
- Do you care for them and help them wash or tidy themselves?
- Does you schoolwork suffer because you can't concentrate or do your homework?
- Is your leisure time affected, like not having friends home or
being able to go out with them?
If you've answered YES to these questions, then you could be a Young Carer.
To get advice, information, support and meet other young people, visit the Hertfordshire Young Carers website.
Youth Connexions Hertfordshire runs several groups for carers aged 13-19 across the county.
Click on the links below to see details of the project nearest to you on mogozout:
Visit the One Stop Shops and Centres where you can access this free service.
If you are a young carer or know of a young carer whose role is having a negative impact on them and would like to discuss this with a professional, you can contact the HCC Targeted Advice Service Young Carers Team.
Enquiries and referrals should now be sent via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 123 4043 and hold for an adviser.