A young adult carer is someone aged 18-25 years old who looks after a family member, a relative, friend or neighbour, who without their help would not manage because of illness, age or disability.
You are not alone. There are 2,000 young adult carers in Rhondda Cynon Taf, amounting to 5-7% of the age group.
Where can I find help, support and advice?
The Young Adult Carer Development Worker can provide a range of information and advice for young adult carers and those who work with you. This can include visiting a family to carry out a Young Adult Carer’s initial assessment.
We recognise the very valuable role carers provide and are aware that without support carers may have difficulty coping with the emotional and physical demands of their role, this can lead them to feel isolated, unsupported and alone.
You can refer yourself to the project by completing the self-referral form. If a professional worker is making the referral on your behalf, they should use the appropriate form. All referrals for the young adult carer’s service should be sent to the Young Adult Carer Development Worker.
Based directly on what young adult carers have told us they are interested in and feel they could benefit from, the programme offers a range of experiences, activities and events.
Young people are able to try new outdoor activities, get involved in team-building and making new friends, secure skills and qualifications and also enjoy time for themselves.
Young Adult Carer Development Worker
Carers' Support Project,
11-12 Gelliwastad Road
Telephone: 01443 281463