Young Carers E-Newsletter January 2016 - now available
The January 2016 Young Carers E-Newsletter is now available to read online, click here.
The monthly e-newsletter is designed to help carers stay up to date with Young Carer related news, resources and events.
To visit the Young Carer website and sign up for the Young Carers E-Newsletter, click here.
Who are young carers?
Young carers are children and young people, 25 years or under, who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail. They carry out significant caring tasks, often on a regular basis, and assume responsibilities usually associated with an adult.
What do young carers do?
Support provided by young carers includes a range of practical, specialist and emotional assistance, which often exceeds community expectations of what a young person can and should be responsible for. Tasks taken on by young carers include cooking, cleaning, personal care, lifting, sibling care, dispensing medication, emergency aid, counselling, problem solving and conflict negotiation, depending on the needs of the person they support and other family members.