Young Adult Carers

What is a Young adult carer?

Often referred to as a 'YAC' a young adult carer is someone aged between 16 - 25 who has a caring responsibility for someone.

Although the support needs of YACS may reflect those of both young carers and older adult carers, there are also significant differences. YACS have specific needs as they transition to adulthood.

What services are there for Young adult carers?

  • 1:1 with an outreach worker
  • Information, Advice and Assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Befriending
  • Concessionary rate for Leisure Services
  • Emergency Card
  • Support Groups

Pembrokeshire Young Carers Project offers support, guidance and opportunities for young adult carers to the age of 25. Anyone can self refer or a parent, teacher, social worker, GP or other practitioner can complete a referral form. For more information telephone 01437 761330

Pembrokeshire Carers Information & Support Services offers help and support to carers, aged 18+. You can contact them on:

Tel: 01437 611002 or email

Other sources of support

ID: 2258, revised 03/11/2023