Advice and extra support
If you are a young person in Wales and you are caring for someone, it is important that you are aware of the support available to you at this time. Caring for someone is a big responsibility, so it is important that you take care of yourself too. Below is some information on who to contact if you would like advice or extra support.
- Ask for help and support. This can be from a family member, a neighbour, a support group or from social services. You can find contact details for local services here;
- Speak to your school and let them know about your caring role.
- If you are finding it difficult to do you school work let your school know this too.
- Remember to take care of yourself too. There are lots of tips on the main page to help
If you are facing any barriers or issues in accessing support, please contact our Investigation and Advice service and speak to one of the case workers who will be able to help you.
Guidance from the Carers Trust
The Carers Trust has made new guidance to help young carers through the current situation.
It has advice on things like mental health, staying fit and well, and the local organisations who can help you too.