Young Adult Carers are young people aged 18-25 and have a caring role. Being a young adult carer can often give you the opportunity to learn useful skills however it also may have an impact on your education, work and personal life.
What issues can Young Adult Carers face?
- Limited opportunities to socialise and visit friends.
- Problems meeting educational demands at school, college and university.
- Difficulties accessing work opportunities
- Concerns about moving to a new home
Renfrewshire Carers Centre's Young Adult Carers Project can give you advice on how to manage your caring role alongside education and work as well as information on groups and training.
Young Adult Carers can ask for an Adult Carer Support Plan which will allow you to tell services what support you need to continue in your caring role. If you would like an Adult Carer Support Plan please contact Renfrewshire Carers Centre.
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