It is hoped that the card will allow young people to be better recognised by professionals as a young carer, specifically in schools and by health professionals.
I never knew about the service at the time. My dad's social worker told my mum about it. I find the groups interesting and enjoy meeting other young adult carers who are going through the same thing.
Through Young Adult Carers I got a place on the Princes Trust team at Perth and District YMCA. It's quite helpful.
I would constantly be in tears about my worries over my marriage and over my husbands wellbeing. PKAVS helped me to access relaxing therapies, which gives me time to myself and destresses me. They also referred me on to a counselling service to support me with my worries, which has helped my stress levels enormously and our marriage is much stronger as a result.