Young carers

Two young carers enjoying a day out at a high ropes centre

As a young carer it is really important you understand what is happening and that you are able to get all the information you need.

It is also really important that you have time for your own life, such as going to school, meeting friends and doing sports or other hobbies.

If you are struggling to balance things or are worried about anything, there are lots of people you can talk to and plenty of help available. See the useful links section to the right.

Just as adult carers are entitled to an assessment of their needs, you can also have one as a young carer. We can ask someone to talk to you about the care you give and any help you might need.

Young carers and young adult carers in England have the right to information and to an assessment of the support they need from their local council. Norfolk and Suffolk county councils are included in the right hand list of useful links.

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