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If you look after someone, you are not alone

A young carer is anyone aged 5-16 who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend. Take our quick quiz to find out if you are a young carer, and how we can help.

Do you look after someone who needs you to help them? For example they could need you to help them get in and out of bed, get washed or dressed, give them their medication or help them when they feel down.

Do you help to look after your brother or sister?

Do you spend a lot of your time cleaning, washing clothes and other stuff your friends or other people your age don’t do as much?

Do you have to cook dinner and make food for the family some of, or all of the time?

Is your mum or your dad not very well, or in a wheelchair and they need your help around the house or with shopping and other things that need doing?

Do you help someone to feel better when they are feeling anxious or down?

Do you often feel stressed, upset or worried about someone you look after?

Do you miss some school or come in late because of looking after someone?

Do you find it hard to do your homework because you are tired or too busy with other stuff around the house?

Do you wish you could spend more time with your friends?

Your Result


It sounds like you may be a young carer. Don't struggle alone. We can help you. Have a look our help and advice page or go to our info zone for handy tips that can help.

If you are still not sure if you are a young carer, have a look at our info zone to find out some handy advice and information that could help you.