Who are young carers?
Young carers are children and young people up to 25 years of age who help care for someone who has:
- an illness
- mental health issue
- an alcohol or drug problem, or
- is frail/aged.
What do young carers do?
Young carers often help family or friends with:
- getting a relative around the house
- taking a relative to medical appointments
- giving medicines
- washing and dressing
- just making sure the relative is safe and feeling okay.
They may also provide care to younger siblings when a parent is unable to.
Sometimes caring for someone might affect a young person’s wellbeing, especially if they don’t have any support.
Young carers might not know that they can get help and support from government and non-government agencies. It’s important they know there's help available if they need it.
- Carers SA
- National Carer Gateway
- National Young Carers
- SA Government Carer information
- NDIS information for carers
- Young Carer Bursary program (Grants available from late July to early September each year)