Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

Young Carers Network

Young carers are people up to 25 years old who provide unpaid care and support to family members or friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, mental illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.

Young carers are often unseen in the role of carers as they see what they do for the person they care for as part of their normal role, or just helping out the person providing the majority of care. The Young Carers Network raises awareness of young carers  and acknowledges their contribution.

 

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Young Carers Network

If you are a young carer or want to know more about young carers, visit the Young Carers Network - a place for young carers to learn about support services, access resources and share your story and opinions.

Young Carer Bursary

The Young Carer Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education while combining their caring responsibilities, by providing financial assistance.

The Young Carer Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education while combining their caring responsibilities, by providing financial assistance.

Some young carers are missing out on education or training because of the various pressures they face. With the assistance of a bursary, these pressures can be reduced, increasing opportunities for young carers to remain in, or return to, education or training which can lead to improved employment opportunities and long-term prospects.

The program offers a limited number of bursaries of up to $3,000 each year, funded by the Australian Government and administered by Carers Australia.

Young carers across Australia can apply from late July until early September.

To learn more about the Young Carer Bursary go to youngcarersnetwork.com.au/young-carer-bursary