All kinds of situations
As young 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 additional 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 carers look after people with a whole host of conditions and illnesses.
We have some information for young carers looking after someone with particular conditions, in the form of booklets. They also include ideas around looking after yourself too. There are:
We have further information on being a carer (young or adult) for someone in particular situations on the following pages:
- caring for someone with mental health issues, maybe a parent or sibling
- caring for someone with autism, like a brother or sister
- caring for someone with substance/alcohol problems, often a parent
- caring for someone with dementia, which could be a parent or grand-parent
Take a look at the pages above to find out about our particular support and information for carers looking after someone with these conditions.
More on looking after you
We’ve also got helpful packs focused on looking after you and your mental wellbeing.
- Building resilience
- Life beyond caring
If you’re a young carer, email us ([email protected]) or call us on 0303 040 1234, option 1, to request copies of any of these.
I was given the opportunity to meet people who could understand what my life was like; not having friends, staying at home a lot, none of the other kids understanding why I was always worried about my mum. But now I have been able to form I hope life-long friendships with people that not only can understand me but allow me to understand them, and the kind of challenges they face each day.
If you’re part of a particular community or group, you may have particular challenges or concerns as young carers. As well as our general support, we have information specifically for the following:
- carers from Surrey’s Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
- carers from Surrey’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
- carers from the LGBTQ+ community
Get in touch
If you’d like to find out more about our young carers service and how it can help you, please call us on 01483 568 269, or email [email protected]