Being a young carer
If you look after one of your parents, a brother or sister, you could be a young carer.
You are a young carer if you:
- help to care for someone in your family with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.
- are under 18.
Being a young carer can involve helping someone to do their daily routine, helping with housework and being there to support your family.
Find out more about being a young carer (opens in a new tab).
Support in County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby for Young Carers
There is lots of help available for young carers (opens in a new tab).
You may find that talking to someone you trust, like a teacher, can help you feel better and get support if you need it.Find a local young carers service
The Bridge in County Durham
The Bridge supports young carers and their families across County Durham. The service ensures that children and young people are protected from inappropriate caring and have the support they need to learn, develop and thrive, to enjoy positive childhoods and to achieve their full potential.
Darlington Young Carers Service
Darlington Young Carers Service support people aged from 5 to 25 that are caring for someone in Darlington.