This section outlines the work that Children in Wales does in relation to Young Carers
Enquiries concerning this work should be directed to:
Lynne HillPolicy DirectorTel 029 2034 2434"A young carer takes responsibility for someone who is ill, disabled, elderly, experiencing mental distress or affected by substance use, or has substantial responsibility for caring for a sibling. Those they care for are usually parents or brothers and sisters. A young carer could be from any family and is under 18. They may be providing all of the care or helping someone else provide care. The care they provide is not only the things you see-like changing bandages, cooking, cleaning or helping someone to use the toilet or have a wash - but also things you can’t see, such as how the young carer feels or think because of their caring role."
This definition was developed by a group of young carers, who were part of the Young Carers Advisory Panel.
Children in Wales work to Support Young Carers includes:
Head Office: 25 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ, Tel: (029) 2034 2434, Fax: (029) 2034 3134
North Wales Office: Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, LL55 1TH, Tel: (01286) 677570