We know that many young carers find themselves caring for someone and looking after a household before they have all the life skills they need.
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If you are a parent, foster parent or grandparent with dependent children under the age of 16, you may get general payments available for carers.
Aids and equipment can be essential for someone who needs care, and can make life easier and safer for carers. You can get help to choose and pay for the equipment you need, including alarms and monitors.
If you care for someone with an illness or disability, things are likely to change over time. The person might need more care in the future, or you might not be able to continue caring for them.
As a carer, you help the person you care for with many activities in and around the home. Understanding what you need to do and what help you can get can make your life easier.