How you help
You may look after a parent, brother, sister or grandparent, helping with shopping, cooking, cleaning, or helping with personal care such as getting dressed. You may also help them by talking to them and trying to understand their feelings.
Your relative may have an illness, a disability, a mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem. As a young carer, you'll have more responsibility for a family member than many of your friends may have.
The information was last updated on: 8th December 2015