A young carer is someone 18 years-old or younger, who looks after a relative who has:
- a disability
- an illness
- a mental health condition
- an alcohol problem
- a drug problem
Young carers often take on an adult’s role by giving practical and emotional support to the people they care for.
Young carers aged 5 – 18
The Medway Young Carer project aims to support young people aged 5 to 18 who are in a caring role by offering them support and the opportunity to have a break from their caring role and meet others who are in a similar situation. Click Here for further information.
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