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Young carers

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Young Carers

A young carer is a child or young person who provides care when a parent or other family member becomes ill. Caring for a parent who is ill and dying is very psychologically demanding and young people are at special risk of depression and overwhelming anxiety.

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Carers NSW - Young Carers

It is estimated that there are 104,500 young carers living in NSW. The Carers NSW Young Carer Program was developed to make a positive difference in the lives of young carers and their families.

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Carers NSW Young Carer Program | Who Are Young Carers?

Young carers are children and young people, 25 years or under, who help to support a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.

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Young Carers

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Carers NSW Young Carer Program | What We Do

The Carers NSW Young Carer Program was developed to make a positive difference to the lives of young carers and their families. If you are a young carer, this is a free service that can support you! The Young Carer Program supports and connects young carers through:

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Carers Victoria - Young carers

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Carers Victoria - Young Carer Scholarship program

Carers Victoria Young Carers Scholarship program

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Carers NSW Young Carer Program | FAQ

A: The registration process is simple and free. The registration form can be completed over the phone or sent to the Young Carer Team via post, email or fax. Young carers can refer themselves or can be referred by other parties such as family, friends and service providers. Click here for more information

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Carers NSW Young Carer Program | At Home

The young carer team can assist you to find services that will help you as a young carer. Support at home might include things like practical assistance in your home or a break from your caring role. Call us on 1800 242 636 or email yc@carersnsw.org.au and we are happy to look into options for you!

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Carers NSW Young Carer Program | YC Questions

Do you have questions about being a young carer? If so, you are not alone! This section contains questions thathave been sent to us by young carers. If you have a question about caring, click here toAsk the YC team below!

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