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Young carers and young adult carers Getting help and support

Getting help and support

Getting help and support

Health and social care services should offer the best services to the person you’re looking after, which will help you in your role. You can ask your local council's social care service for a carer's assessment - if you're 18 or over - which means they can find out what help you might need. Your GP can offer help. If you’re at school, your teachers or school nurse should also be able to support you.

There are organisations which are there to give you advice and emotional help. They can organise group activities, giving you the chance to meet other young carers. You can also get breaks from caring.

Helplines let you chat to someone about anything worrying you. ChildLine is for young people and it’s confidential. Call them on 0800 1111 anytime, day or night.

The information was last updated on: 27th July 2017

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