Types of care or support a young carer might undertake.
Young people take on various caring roles and can include
Practical: housework, shopping, cooking, managing bills
Personal care: washing, dressing, toileting
Physical care: such as helping a parent move around in and outside of the home, lifting, moving and handling or helping with exercises.
Childcare: Taking on the role of a parent ensuring siblings are fed, washed, dressed, supported to school and entertained
Emotional Support: Reassuring the person they care for, listening to their concerns, encouraging them to eat, take medication,
Social Support: Supporting a family member to attend medical appointments, access the shops and public transport.
Some young carers undertake high levels of care, whereas for others it may be frequent low levels of care. Either can impact heavily on a child or young person if they do not feel they have a strong network of support.