Young Carers

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps to look after a relative, friend or member of your community with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.

If you are a young carer, you probably look after one of your parents or care for a brother or sister.

You may do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning or helping someone get dressed and move around.

You may also give a lot of physical help to a parent, brother or sister who's disabled or ill.

Along with doing things to help your brother or sister, you may be giving them and your parents emotional support, too.

In Renfrewshire, young carers' services and support is provided by Renfrewshire Council Children's Services and Renfrewshire Carers Centre.


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