Young Adult Carers

Aged 16 - 25? Here are a few tips that may help you, as well as some info on how our services can support you.

If you are 16 – 25 years old and caring for someone, you are a Young Adult Carer.

We know it can be challenging to care for someone while working, studying and making big life decisions. Remember that you’re not alone – we’re here to support you with your responsibilities.

If you are 16 – 18, you will be supported by the Young Carers team. If you are over 18 and caring for someone, or if you are 18 when you are first registered with us, Carers in Hertfordshire is the place for you. There, you’ll find out about:

  • Benefits you can receive
  • Local support groups
  • Getting a break from caring
  • Workshops, courses, and events
  • Ways to learn new skills and hobbies

Caring also gives you life skills and experiences that could be useful when applying for jobs, internships or further education. For example:

  • First Aid skills
  • Patience and empathy
  • Time-keeping and planning
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Ability to remain calm in a crisis
  • Problem-solving skills

For more information, head to the Carers in Hertfordshire website or call 01992 58 69 69.

If you are 16 – 17 we will need your parent/guardian’s consent to work with you, as well as your own. However, if you are worried that your parent/s would not be happy with us registering you then please do still give us a call and we can talk about how we can help.

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