You have rights: get the support you deserve as a Young Carer

You have rights: get the support you deserve as a Young Carer

Here’s what you deserve as a Young Carer, no matter how often or how much you care:

  • Support for you: You shouldn’t feel overwhelmed, isolated, or have your health suffer because of your caring role. There’s help available to ensure you can thrive.
  • Support for your education: Caring shouldn’t hinder your academic success. You have the right to support that helps you succeed in school, college, or university.
  • A healthy social life: You deserve time to connect with friends and enjoy activities you love. Support is available to ensure your caring role doesn’t prevent a healthy social life.
  • A bright future: Caring shouldn’t limit your goals. You have the right to support that helps you achieve your dreams for the future, including pursuing a career.
How to get the support you need

How to get the support you need

The law mandates that your local council must assess your needs and provide appropriate support. This assessment will determine the type and amount of support you’re entitled to.

  • Young Carer’s Assessment (Under 18): This assessment focuses on your specific needs and how your caring role impacts your well-being, education, and future goals.
  • Transition Assessment (17-18): As you approach adulthood, this assessment helps ensure a smooth transition to adult support services.

Joint assessments

Sometimes, a joint assessment might be recommended. This evaluates both your needs and the needs of the person you care for. However, a joint assessment should only happen with everyone’s consent, including yours. You also have the right to speak privately during the assessment process.

Remember, you’re not alone. There’s help available to ensure you can be a young carer while also focusing on your own well-being and future. Reach out and get the support you deserve!

How to request support

Simply complete our Care Service enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Care Service Enquiries

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