A Young Adult Carer is someone who is aged 18-25 and provides, or intends to provide, care, assistance or support to an adult on an unpaid basis. A Young Adult Carer may or may not live at the same address as the person that they care for, and there may be other adults supporting the person that they care for.
There is no minimum time requirement or age restriction that “qualifies” someone as being a carer.
Your role as a carer will depend on the person you care for but could include:
Carers may request an assessment of their own needs (including your outside interests such as work, study and leisure), even if the person receiving care does not wish to have an assessment.
If the person you care for has a social worker they can support you to complete the Carers Self-Directed Assessment, if they do not have a social worker, we can support you to complete this assessment.
The Service can provide you with information and guidance about:
The service can offer one to one support so that you can meet with a Project Worker on your own. The service can also provide opportunities for peer support including taking short breaks from the person you care for giving you the chance to meet other Young Adult Carers.
If you are a student and a carer you may be able to access support from Student Support at your college or university, get in touch with them to find out what help they offer.
Barnardo’s Action with Young Carers and Young Adult Carers
109 Eaton road
Phone: 0151 228 4455