For children and young people who look after someone
On this page you will find information about
- What young carers are saying
Do you help to look after someone with a disability or someone who is unwell? Many children and young people do. We think you are amazing.
Sometimes young people under 14 are called Young Carers and under 25 are called Young Adult Carers.
Looking after someone can help you develop a range of skills in caring, being organised, having empathy, handling difficulties. It can also feel great to help someone else. We know it can also be challenging to support someone whilst juggling so many changes in your life such school / uni / work /friends / a social life, and just how important it is to have someone that you can reach out to, to talk to.
Chat to our outreach worker in your area about what is happening for you and any support you might need.
Join a young carer group or activities near you
Take part in trips and events
Get support to work with your school to overcome challenges with juggling caring and learning
Get support to work out how to go to university / get work when you look after someone
We also organise support groups and activities and can connect you with other young carers who are in similar situations.
Credu is here for you and will work with you to provide you with exactly the support that you need and want.
What Young Carers are saying
‘Being involved with Young Carers has made such a difference to me’
‘I like organising stuff with Credu because it is fun and make things happen’
‘Club is great and is a place I can be me!’
Young Carers Rights
The rights for children and young people are from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Your rights as a Young Carer:
The right to learn and have an education
The right to meet with friends and enjoy groups and clubs
The right to relax and play
The right to privacy
The right to say what you think should happen and be listened to
please do get in touch with Credu if you need any support with your rights! firstname.lastname@example.org/ 01597 823800/ Credu Carers on Facebook.
You Matter too...
Useful Numbers and Links
Credu Connecting Carers:
Phone: 01597 823800
Facebook: Credu Connecting Carers
999 in emergencies or 101 for advice:
e.g. I think we are being bullied in our house as there is rubbish thrown in our garden all the time.
MIND age 16 plus:
suicide prevention: 0800 068 4141
Young Carers helpline:
0300 123 1053
Powys Advocacy for children over child maintenance:
- giving you a voice when you feel like you haven’t got one
Contains information about benefits, links to national and local support organisations, and a directory of services. (9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) (11am to 4pm at weekends) you can ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages.
NHS Choices - Young Carers:
This area of the site is for young people who are caring for someone who is ill or disabled. You might have started caring without realising it. In this section you can find out more about: How to tell if you're a Young Carer, Who can help you and Young Carers' rights
Carers Trust: Head Office: 0300 772 9600
honeypot.org.uk works to enhance the lives of Young Carers aged
5-12 years by providing respite breaks
SIBS: For brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults - Sibs.org.uk Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister.