Facing transitions like leaving high school, going to college or university, or getting a job, can be especially difficult for young carers and young adult carers.

They may have a range of emotions and conflicting feelings because it may mean either leaving the person they have been caring for. It's important there's a planned step-by-step process that makes them feel confident that any necessary new support and care is in place. The transition plan should be in place as early as possible and they should be involved at every stage. 

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