You are a young carer if you are under the age of 18 and you're helping to look after someone like a member of your family with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem. If you're a young carer, you may be looking after your parents/guardians or helping to look after your brother or sister.
Do you do extra jobs like cooking, cleaning or helping someone get dressed and move around? You may give a lot of physical help and emotional support to a parent, brother or sister who is disabled or ill.
On this page we have added information to help and support you as a young carer.