Young carers - support and advice
Young carers are people under 18 who offer substantial, regular, help to a parent, grandparent, brother or sister who has a disability or mental health, drug or alcohol issues.
Support for you as a young carer
As well as the daily tasks, such as housework, cooking and bathing, young carers live with the added pressure of school and often a lack of understanding from friends. Caring can be satisfying but it can also be exhausting and make great demands on your time, health and emotions. If you ever feel that the situation is becoming stressful, contact your GP, our customer services centre or your local young carers' centre for help (contact details can be found below). Let them know how you feel and that you need help straight away.
Social care services can offer advice and information, as well as other services. Our customer services centre can provide you with more detailed information.
Contact your local young carers' support service
- Action for Children - young carer service for Harrogate and Craven
- Action for Children - young carer service for Selby
- Hambleton and Richmondshire carers' centre
- Scarborough and Ryedale carers' resource