Young Carer Network

Caring for another person at a young age is a highly rewarding experience, allowing young carers to gain skills and form meaningful relationships. However, it can have a detrimental impact on a young person’s health and well-being. This year, in particular, has been a tough year for many young carers across the country. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect their health and well-being, as well as a young carers loved ones. Studies suggests that young carers are already vulnerable to social isolation, financial and educational disadvantage, unemployment and poor physical and mental health.

For more information and support contact the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 or visit theYoung Carers Network