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Help for young carers

If you're 18 and under and you look after someone at home, you can get help with care and your school work.

Planning for emergencies

If you’re looking after an adult and they have to go into hospital, you may not be able to stay at home.

You won’t be able to stay at home if both of these apply:

  • you’re under 16 years old
  • the person you look after is the only adult who lives in your home

Even if you’re over 16, any younger brothers or sisters may not be able to stay at home with you.

Talk to your family about what will happen if the person you care for has to go into hospital. Ask them to make a plan for where you’ll stay and how you’ll be looked after.

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