A young carer is someone 18 years-old or younger, who looks after a relative who has:
- a disability
- an illness
- a mental health condition
- an alcohol problem
- a drug problem
Young carers often take on an adult’s role by giving practical and emotional support to the people they care for.
If you are a Thurrock young carer aged between 8 and 18 years-old, you can get support from Thurrock Young Carers. The service is run by Carers of Barking and Dagenham, together with Thurrock Council.
Young carers aged 4 to 8 years-old can get support from the Sunshine Centre, Tilbury.
You can also get information and support from: