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The European voice for informal carers

Where are we in the recognition of young adult carers in France?

Young adult carers (YACs) are people aged 18–25 years who provide care to a relative who is ill or has a disability. France begins to come to the YAC issue. YAC students were mentioned for the first time in a national policy document in 2019. By interviewing 110 students, this review showed that more than 80% of them did not know what a YAC was. If students are not aware of this status, they cannot self‐identify as carers and seek support.

Read the policy review here

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