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Young Carers

Young carers are people under 18 who look after a family member who is unable to look after themselves. If you are a young carer, you may be looking after someone for one or more of the following reasons:

  • an illness or disability
  • a mental illness
  • problems with drugs or alcohol.

There are over 3,000 Young Carers in East Sussex. It is important that Young Carers know that they are not alone in their caring role. Being a Young Carer can have both a positive and negative impact on a child’s life. It can impact on confidence, opportunities to socialise, emotional wellbeing, education and future.

If you are aged between 5 and 18, East Sussex Young Carers can provide information, guidance and the opportunity for you to get to know other people in a similar situation.

For further information go to the East Sussex Young Carers website.