Young Adult Carers

Young adult carers are carers aged 18-25. Sometimes young carers aged 16 and 17 are also referred to as young adult carers, as they transition to adulthood. 

Many young adult carers have been caring for many years and are possibly concerned about moving away from home.

Moving from child services to adult services can be a difficult transition and it's important that they are supported though this.

Other young adult carers will be taking on a caring role for the first time, and will need support as they try to balance their caring responsibilities with education and training, job-seeking / employment, and relationships.

Many of the issues for young adult carers are the same as for young carers, and many of the tools in this toolkit can be adapted to meet their needs. But young adult carers also have distinct needs. 

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