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Young carers and young adult carers Getting a break

Getting a break

Getting a break

You're probably also going to school, college, university or work, so you've a lot to cope with. It's very important you get the chance to have fun and get a break from your caring responsibilities. Social services should be able to organise this for you.

If you care for a brother or sister but aren't the 'main' carer - that is, another relative is doing a lot of the care - you can get overlooked, but it's still important for you to have time away from caring. Young carers' services often provide opportunities for breaks too.

Shared Care Scotland can also give you information on getting a break.

The information was last updated on: 24th May 2017

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