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

If you are a young carer or young adult carer, 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. You can also find support from:

  • Carers Trust's local Network Partners. These 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 or search for carers or young carers plus the name of the town or county you live in.
  • Carers UK. The UK's membership charity for carers offers advice, information and an online forum at https://www.carersuk.org/forum.
  • Gov.uk. This is the Government's information and advice site including information on benefits, rights, entitlements, work, health and social care for people living in England and Wales.
  • Gov.scot. This is the Government's information and advice site including information on benefits, rights, entitlements, work, health and social care specifically for people living in Scotland.
  • NI Direct. This is the Government's information and advice site including information on benefits, rights, entitlements, work, health and social care specifically for people living in Northern Ireland
  • The Samaritans. This charity is available day and night to listen and help you talk through your worries by phone, email, text, letter or face to face.

Next update due: September 2018