Young Carers

Young Carers

Young Carers are children and young people aged between 5 – 25 who regularly provide significant care and support to a member of their family who is physically or mentally ill or disabled. The caring role can be both physically and mentally demanding and many young carers do not realise that they are carers and are at risk of not being able to have their own needs met. Support is available from your local authority and young carers’ rights are covered by the Children and Families Act. Young Carers in the Dorset area can get help and advice from:


Bournemouth Young Carers aged 25 and under:   


Poole Young Carers aged 18 and under:


Dorset Young Carers aged 18 and under:


Further information is available from:

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