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Young Carers WA

The Carers WA Young Carer program supports and nurtures the vital young carers of Western Australia.

A "young carer" is a person under the age of 26 who helps to look after a family member with a disability, mental illness, chronic illness, or drug or alcohol problem.

Young carers could be caring for a parent, sibling or grandparent. Young carers might help out with housework, manage household finances, assist with personal care, and/or provide social and emotional support. There are over 40,000 young carers in WA.

Even though it can be a rewarding experience, caring can also be challenging for young people. It can have an impact on educational achievements, emotional wellbeing, relationships with family members, and social activities.

The Carers WA Young Carer program offers young carers aged 8 to 25 access to specific information, service referrals and counselling, plus social support in the form of camps, school holiday activities and outings. The Young Carer team also visits schools to educate school staff about young carers in the classroom.

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Last reviewed: April 2018

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Who are Young Carers? - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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Support near you - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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Useful contact numbers - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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Info & Help - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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Education / Training Grant - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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Resources - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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Time Out - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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Counselling - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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At School - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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Support Young Carers - Young Carers WA

Young Carers WA provides services to young people who provide unpaid care for a family member.

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