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Young carers and young adult carers

These pages are aimed for 7 and 25 year old carers. However, if you are over 18 years old, you also have an option to contact the Worcestershire Association of Carers (WAC) for support. For more information please go to the Support for adult carers page.

Do you help to look after someone a few hours a week (or more) that relies on you for emotional, medical, personal, or physical care or help with domestic tasks? You could be a carer and would possibly benefit from support.

Being a young carer...

The impact caring may be having on your life….

This short animation will give the viewer an insight into the lives of young carers and hopefully encourage young carers to take steps to seek support:

13-year-old Jameal is a carer for his mum - he describes the struggles and positives of being a young carer.

You have the same rights to support as the people you care for

Care Act 2014

Under the Care Act 2014, the Council has a duty to provide information, advice, and support to carers. This is to make sure that Carers' well-being is promoted by helping you to balance your caring role and the rest of your life. This will help with your mental and physical health and well-being. All partners signed up to the all age Carers Strategy will work with carers to recognise and value carers, help develop a life of your own and support to be mentally and physically well. To do this we will identify the resources already available to you in your family, friends and community networks and put support in place to complement these where necessary.