A young carer is someone under 18 who provides care for someone who is ill, disabled or has other problems.
There is lots of information and support for young carers on the NHS website.
Imago runs a specialised young carers service on behalf of the council which supports young carers between the ages of 8-18.
For further information visit the Imago website.
If you are a young carer and need help requesting an assessment why not ask a friend, family member or a teacher.
If you need to talk about something you can always contact Childline.