The Experiences and Needs of Young Carers aged 18 - 25 years living in the ACT

Investigators:

Prof Morag McArthur, Vicky Saunders, Dr Tim Moore

Funding Source:

ACT Government Carer Recognition Grant, for Carers ACT

Aim:

Carers ACT commissioned ICPS to assist in completing their research project 'Exploring the needs and supports of young adult carers living in the ACT'. The purpose of this project was to develop an enhanced understanding of the needs of young adults (aged 18-25 years) living in the ACT who are caring for a family member or friend. This understanding will be used to inform the development and improvement of support services in order to mitigate impacts on physical and mental health often caused by the demands of an unsupported caring role.

Outputs:

Saunders, V., & Moore, T. (2010). Exploring the needs and supports of young adult carers living in the ACT. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.