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A young carer is a child or young person who provides care support for another person (usually a family member such as a parent or older sibling). They may provide the support to another person who is living with a physical or mental health illness. A young carer may provide support in different ways including;

  • Undertaking tasks for the home such as shopping, cleaning and cooking
  • Helping to support the person with daily tasks such as dressing or helping to get out of bed
  • Supporting the person with emotional needs such as when they are sad or upset
  • Caring for siblings.

There is information and support available for young carers ranging from support groups, social assessments, training needs and funding.

Young carers support – Derby City Council

Young Carers Service Derbyshire

Help for young carers – NHS

Support and benefits for carers – NHS

Carers Direct Helpline: 0300 123 1053

If you are deaf, deaf blind, hard of hearing or have impaired speech contact the Carers Direct helpline using text phone or minicom number: 0300 123 1004

Last Updated: Thursday 16th March 2023 - 1:11:pm

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