Clevedon School

Clevedon School

Young Carers

You are a young carer if you:

  • Are 18 years old.
  • Care for a relative* with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.
  • You do extra jobs around the house, such as cooking, cleaning or helping someone get dressed and move around.
  • You provide a lot of physical help to a relative who is disabled or ill.
  • You may provide emotional support for a relative.

*a relative could be a parent, carer, brother, sister, grandparent (any relative living in the family home).

 The NHS website provides more information about the rights of young carers here: Being a young carer: your rights - NHS (

Homes Alliance in North Somerset can offer additional support for young carers and their families.  You will need to register with them as a young carer to access the support. 

Their website is here: Being a young carer: your rights - NHS (

You can contact the Young Carers team on: 03000 120 120 (choose option 3).