Know your Rights: Support for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers in England

This guide is for young carers and young adult carers.

Carers are people who care, unpaid, for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or an addiction. In this booklet, we’ve used the term young carer to describe someone who is under 18, as this is who the law says a young carer is. We’ve also used the term young adult carer to describe someone who is 14–25.

There are different rights for young carers and young adult carers for them to get support depending on their age. In this guide you can find out about what rights you have and how to get more support. The first part of this guide tells you about what an assessment is, and the different kinds of assessments the law says you can have, depending on your age.

The second part tells you about how the assessment works, and what happens after the assessment.

Published : 9th December 2015*

Publisher : Carers Trust  [ More From This Publisher ]

Rights : Carers Trust

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