SUPPORT for young carers is being offered as part of an awareness day.

Young Carers Awareness Day, led by the Carers Trust charity, is taking place January 30. This will help young people who look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

As part of its Corporate Plan, Denbighshire County Council has committed to support carers by improving the services that exist and ensuring carers of all ages are aware of the services and support available.

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, council’s lead member for Education, Children’s Services and Public Engagement, said: "Young carers play an important role in our society when they themselves are having to cope with growing up.

"They are to be congratulated for the support they provide and I want to let them know we are working hard to support them.

"Young Carers Awareness Day aims to make carers aware of their rights, to inform them of where to get help and support and to raise awareness of the needs of carers.

"I would encourage any young carers to get in touch so we can let them know about the help that is available."

The Young Carers Service in Denbighshire is provided by WCD Young Carers through Credu Connecting Carers and is working with 462 known young carers in the county.

Denbighshire schools will be holding a number events to mark Young Carers Awareness Day.