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