Advice for Young Carers

Young Carers’ Transition Assessments

When you start moving towards being an adult the way you receive and access support/services changes. This can put you at a disadvantage to your friends who don’t care for someone. It’s important that you get support to make the transition into adulthood as smoothly as possible and you don’t fall between the cracks of Children’s and Adult’s Services.

Becoming an adult can be a challenging time for you and the person you look after, so it’s important to have all of the information, options and choices about caring and what you want to do. You may want to explore whether you go to college or university, or perhaps you want to start work; you may want to talk about carrying on being a carer and look at support to help you. It’s important that we help you to achieve what you want, while looking at the support the person you care for may need to help that happen.

You can watch a video about what the transition may mean for you here:

If you are 16 or 17 and approaching adulthood, we can help you look at your choices and put together a plan to make sure you are doing what is important to you. You can get in touch by calling us on 0800 083 1148. Our telephone lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and all calls are free.

Also watch this clip from our Skills Connector Stuart, explaining why as a young carer, you have valuable skills, knowledge and experience that employers are looking for.