A young carer is under 18 years of age. They help look after a parent, brother, sister or another relative or friend who due to their disability, frailty, illness or vulnerability cannot care for themselves without help. Young carers face serious caring responsibilities. In addition to the daily tasks they complete for their parents such as housework, cooking and bathing, they live with the added pressure of school and, often, a lack of understanding from schoolmates.
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American Association of Caregiving Youth
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Resources, educational material and support are provided for young caregivers.
Caregiving and Teens
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Article intended to help teenagers understand their roles in caring for a frail elderly or disabled person, especially in their home.
Carers Trust: Babble
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Young carers community. Offers information and support. Includes advice for coping with feelings and links to organisations that may be helpful.
Carers WA: Young Carers
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Information and support for young carers in Australia. Provides confidential counselling by telephone and includes contact details.
The Children's Society: Young Carers Initiative
[ Kids/Teens ] Provides information and support with details of local projects in the United Kingdom.
Reach Out: Being a Young Carer
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Includes suggestions for young carers on looking after themselves and information about their rights.
Surrey Young Carers
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Information by young carers for young carers, under age 18, including details of support groups, what they do, advice, homework help and news.
Young Carers Website
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Aims to provide young carers in Hampshire with information on issues and the opportunity to share their own thoughts and feeling with others in a similar situation.
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