What is a young adult carer?
A young adult carer is someone aged 16-21 who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who has an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction.
Some caring roles are big, others small. Either way, we’re here to help.
We know that friendship, support and trying new things can provide the boost that you need, so we split our work into three areas:
We provide 1-2-1 support, tailored around your needs – whether educational, emotional or something else
We organise a mixture of fun activities throughout the year
We run a monthly young adult carers group
'It’s been invaluable and has helped me come out of my shell . I was feeling anxious and isolated but now I feel I have a place where I can be more open about myself as there are others just like me.'
There are lots of ways we can help you...
How the Carers' Hub team will help you
One to one support
We are always on hand to provide 1-2-1 support. But this isn’t based on what we think you need - it’s based around you. We’ll listen carefully to help you to set objectives for the sessions – whether they’re based around education; financial support; or relationships - and we’ll help you meet them.