A young Carer is someone aged under 18 years who helps to look after or support a member of their family who has a disability, illness, drug, alcohol or mental health problem.
You may look after your mum, dad, brother, sister, grandparent or someone else close to the family. You may look after them all by yourself, or you may be helped by others in your family.
Caring takes many forms and may include:
You might have been caring from a long time, for as long as you can remember, or something may have happened recently and you have
just become a young Carer. Whatever the situation, Aberdeenshire Young Carers Service is here to help.
Aberdeenshire Young Carers Service can help in many ways.
Every young Carer’s situation is different. We know there may be times when you are proud to be a Carer, but we also know that at times, it can be difficult.
It’s not the amount of time you spend caring that may matter, it’s the impact it has on your life. If you find it difficult to spend time with your friends, go to school or college and do your best, or have time to do homework and enjoy hobbies, Aberdeenshire Young Carers Service can help.
Aberdeenshire Young Carers Service
Tel: 01467 538700