Young adult carers guide

Young adult carers are young people aged 14–25 who care, unpaid, for a family or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or an addiction. They may be looking at moving out of home, going into higher education or juggling working lives with continuing to be a carer. Their needs may sometimes be different to those of other carers.


Leaving the family home can be a difficult choice, especially when you are caring for someone. We have put together some tips on how to go forward if you are thinking of moving out.

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Juggling work with caring responsibilities can be quite difficult. It may be that part-time or work-from-home are the options that work better for you. Find out your rights at work and some tips on how to manage your career and caring role at the same time.

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