Different caring situations

Different caring situations

Young adult carers come from a variety of backgrounds, and care for people with all sorts of conditions. Read more below.

Different caring situations

As young adult carers, you have a lot of shared concerns, many of which we can help with.

But everyone’s caring situation is different. You may be part of a community which means caring can bring addtional challenges. And the condition of the person you’re caring for will affect your caring role to some extent. But we have help and support available.


Young adult carers look after people with a whole host of conditions and illnesses. Some of the more common situations are:

Take a look at the pages above to find out about our particular support and information for carers looking after someone with these conditions.

My brother’s actions can sometimes cause me not to be able to talk to my friends or hang out with them. I can’t just call up my friends like a normal teenager and ask them to come over, I have to plan ahead so that my brother isn’t nervously ticking or getting anxious about them coming round. It can cause me not to have a social life as all my friends get pushed away by him.

Shared concerns

If you’re part of a particular community or group, you may have particular challenges or concerns as young adult carers.  As well as our general support, we have information specifically for the following: