The Future

As a young carer, you may feel that it's difficult to think of what your hopes and dreams are because you're thinking of the situation you're in at the moment. You may even feel that there is no point having dreams because you can't get away from your home life.

It is important to remember that everyone can have hopes and dreams. They are the things that help us plan ahead and strive for things we really want out of life.

Questions to ask yourself

  • What are your hopes and dreams?
  • Do you think your caring role stops you from reaching them?
  • What do you like most and least about your life at the moment?
  • Is there anything you want to change about your life?
  • What are the things that are stopping you from doing that?
  • Do you want to go to college, university, a training course or get a job?
  • What do you think would help you achieve your hopes and dreams?

What can you do!

  • Talk to your family and friends about your hopes and dreams
  • Talk to a Connexions personal advisor.  You can talk to an advisor online at
  • Take a look in the where to get advice section
  • Talk to an adult you trust about how to achieve your hopes and dreams
  • Write down what you'd like to do with your life
  • Make some time for you to achieve your dreams!