The YCN is a nationally coordinated resource to raise young carer awareness, provide information, and direct young carers to appropriate pathways for support.
We work to enable young carers to engage with each other through a range of opportunities to share and connect.
Young carers are people up to 25 years old who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend with a disability, a physical or mental illness, a substance dependency, or who is aged.
Young carers help with many tasks like:
Young carers may provide support and unpaid care to their:
Young carers may look after them every day or from time to time.
There are 2.65 million carers including 235,500 young carers in Australia.
Watch the Carers Gateway’s video to learn more.