The person they care for may suffer from mental health problems, disability, chronic ill-health, drug and alcohol misuse.
Caring responsibilities can affect a young person
Most Young Carers go unnoticed or unrecognized, until there is a crisis. Often, family members do not want people outside the home to know that someone is ill. They may fear that the family could become separated. The level and type of care undertaken by a Young Carer varies according to their individual circumstance.