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There are lots of organisations that can help you if you are a young carer or young adult carer.

Find young carers services near you

  • Carers Trust's local Network Partners are carers services across the UK, offering information, advice, practical support and/or care in the home. Find your nearest one by searching on our website.
  • The Children’s Society can also help you find a young carers service near you.

General advice and resources for young carers

  • The Children’s Society has lots of advice and resources for young carers on its website.
  • You can also look in the Help and advice section of this website to find the information you are looking for, although please be aware it has been written for carers who are 18 and over so may not always be relevant if you are under 18. 
  • Carers UK is the UK's membership charity for carers of all ages offering advice, information and an online forum for carers over 18.
  • Find out how to apply for Carer's Allowance, hear stories from other young people on their experience of being a carer and get loads of info on caring for someone on the Young Scot website for young people in Scotland.

Health advice and information

For organisations to contact, see The Children’s Society’s website.

Wellbeing and mental health

The Children’s Society’s website has details of organisations that can help.

Education advice

The Children’s Society website has lots of information if you need education advice.

Staying safe on the internet

You’ll find lots of easy to follow advice on internet safety on The Children’s Society’s website.

Financial advice

Find out about financial support for young and young adult carers on the Money Advice website.

Getting into work

Getting into Work is our handbook for young adult carers who want to get into work. It will be particularly useful if you are looking for work for the first time, have been out of work for a while or if you are in work but looking for a new job.

Your rights 

Next update due: January 2019