You are a young carer if you are under the age of 18 and have responsibility for a relative who has a long term illness or disability or is older and frail. Your caring role may be physical, emotional or both.
Dudley Carers Hub offers information, advice and practical support to carers of all ages, including young carers. Specialist support is also available from the organisations listed below.
There are a number of support groups and services for young carers.
If you would like to find out more about the role and rights of young carers why not take a look at our Young Carer Aware course.