Welcome to our Carers Shop, including handpicked services and products to help you.
As a social business we invest our profits into our mission to support family carers all over the UK.
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Families can be a source of support, encouragement and love but sometimes relationships within families are put under strain and family members feel isolated or overlooked.
Family counselling can help when siblings aren’t getting on, or when parents and children are going through a divorce or separation. Forming a new family is a challenge and it is at this point that many parents contact Relate for some support to help everyone settle. Whatever difficulties you're having as a family, we can help
How to cope as a young carerBeing a young carer can sometimes be overwhelming – The Mix provide tips on how to cope when you’re finding caring difficult.
Am I a young carer?You may not see yourself as a carer; caring for a friend or family member is just a part of your life and it feels pretty normal. But officially, you’re recognised as a young carer if you’re under 18 and looking after someone who’s sick, disabled or has mental health or addiction issues. If you’re caring for someone and you’re aged 18-25, you’re officially seen as a young adult carer.
What kind of thing do young carers do?Caring can range from small tasks to round-the-clock care. You might be doing the shopping and housework, providing emotional support for a family friend, helping to get your sister ready for school or making sure your dad takes his medicine.
Being a young carer can be difficultFirstly, if you’re a young or young adult carer – you’re amazing. Taking care of someone is a kind and brilliant thing to do, and it can have so many rewards. You get to help someone you love; you learn loads about looking after someone, and you can see how much your care has changed their life for the better. But caring can also be tough, lonely and stressful. If you feel that way sometimes – that’s ok, and we’re here to help.
Support groups for young carers
Joining a support group is a great way to relax and meet other young carers. You can make friends with people who understand what you are going through and get emotional support. Many young carers find that support groups are fun. Meetings sometimes include activities, a social event or a talk from a guest speaker. You can share as little or much as you like with others. You may want to talk about cancer and your caring role, but you will probably chat about all sorts of things. Your school or college may already have a support group. You can also ask your GP, school nurse or look online to see if there is one in your area. We have a search tool called In your area, which you can use to find local support groups. If there is no support group that you can go to locally, you can set one up. You could also encourage your school to set up a support group. Your teachers can find information about this on the Carers Trust website.
We can’t take away a parent’s illness, but we can give young carers a break. Our services help young people balance caring with being a child
A young carer is someone under 18 who looks after a parent or another family member. They take on physical and emotional duties that adults usually handle. It can feel scary and isolating. Our support helps young carers come to terms with their parent's or other family member’s illness or condition. We teach them how to cope, and guide them to build positive relationships outside the family. We help young carers plan for the future, by making sure they can access adult services when they’re 18.
Supporting young carers
Young carers are children who look after a friend or family member. Their extra responsibilities often mean they miss out on school and hanging out with friends. It can sideline their whole childhood. We help them find balance, give them space to enjoy being young and support them into adulthood so they can pursue their dreams outside of caring.
Guide to UK ScholarshipsScholarships, grants, bursaries are financial awards that are designed to help to support students financially through their studies. They can be awarded for many different reasons and this is often dependent on the type of organisation that is awarding the scholarships. Different organisations will have different motives for offering scholarships.
You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:
- studying at a publicly funded school or college in England - not a university
- on a training course, including unpaid work experience
There’s a different scheme in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.