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Young carer's assessment

If you're under 18 and a brother, sister, parent or other family member rely on your regular care, you're entitled to a young carer's assessment.

This involves speaking to you, the person being cared for, and the rest of your immediate family, if relevant.

The kinds of support you may be offered could include:

  • access to a young carers group with peer support, information, advice, and guidance from specialist staff
  • opportunities to take a break
  • support with issues at work, school or college

Other services may be provided depending on what you need.

Contacting your council about a young carer's assessment

Arrange a young carer's assessment

For any other queries about young carers' support in Essex, email 

Concerned about a young person?

Concerned about someone under 18 who is providing care for someone? Use Essex County Council's online referral form.

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