Young Carers

A young carer is somebody who is aged under 18 and looks after a parent, sibling or any other family member who may have a disability, serious illness, problems with their mental health or with alcohol or drugs.


At times, caring for someone can be really hard and mean that there is less time for hobbies, interests, friends, or school work. You may be taking on extra household chores, sorting out medications, helping someone to wash, or comforting someone, to name but a few tasks.


If you care for someone, you may feel like you would like to talk to someone or ask for help if you need it. In Northumberland, we have a service run by a specialist worker that can support you and give advice, and get you access to activities to enjoy in your spare time. Please click on the link below