Carers look after someone at home who has extra needs, for example an illness, disability or addiction. A Young Carer is anyone under the age of 18 years who cares for someone as part of their home life. It is important you get support if you are a carer to help you to continue with learning or to find employment.

Carer Support Wiltshire

Information, advice and support for carers of all ages.

Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council offers a guaranteed work experience placement for Young Carers. Visit the Careers website to apply and make sure to tick a box to ensure HR know you are a young carer. This experience will allow you to gain skills and confidence in your chosen preferred area.


A major charity for carers across the UK, great for info and advice, can be found on their website:

Carers UK

Advice, information and support for carers across the UK, can be found on Carers UK website.

Young Adult Carer's Book (YAC)

An online resource and community for Young Adult Carers.


 To find information about your rights as a carer and to more support: on the NHS website.

Barnardo's Young Carers

Information for young carers and to services provided by Barnardo’s

Young Carers Support Video