Young Carers are children and young people aged between 8-16 years old who provide care or assistance to a family member of any age, due to disability, mental health issues, chronic/terminal illness or problems relating to alcohol or substance misuse.
Young Carers can also have emotional as well as practical caring responsibilities. The level of responsibility that is sometimes placed on young carers would normally be associated with that of an adult.
What do Young Carers do?
Watch the video on Young Carers telling their story. This is just a few examples of what Young Carers do. Every Young Carers story is different but PKAVS Young Carers Hub is here to support you.