Are You a Young Adult Carer aged 14-25?

Are You a Young Adult Carer?

Are you aged 14-25 and do you provide care, assistance or support to another family member on an unpaid basis? The person you care for may be a parent, brother or sister, grandparent, partner, your own child or another relative who is disabled, has a chronic (long term) illness, mental health problem, drug or alcohol problem; or any other condition that means they need care. If you provide this kind of care, then please help us by completing this survey.

Your help is important! We are interested in your views and experiences of caring and how it has affected your time at school and influenced your decisions about going to college, university or entering the world of work. The information you provide will be treated confidentially and will be used to improve support for all young carers and young adult carers so that they may find it easier to go to college or university if they wish, or to find training and employment.

The study is being conducted by Professor Saul Becker and Dr Joe Sempik of The University of Nottingham on behalf of Carers Trust, which is a national charity which supports carers of all age. Saul and Joe have conducted a lot of research on Young Carers and have helped Young Carers and Young Adult Carers get better recognition and services. There are no right or wrong answers to any of the questions. All we want to know is what YOU think. The survey will take about 30 minutes to complete. This might sound a bit long, but the information that you will give us will be vital in helping young carers and young adult carers receive a better education and a better start in life.

On behalf of The University of Nottingham and Carers Trust we would like to say Thank You! We'd also like to thank The Co-operative for providing funding for this research.