The YC Card, or Young Carers Card, is a simple card to help professionals including doctors, teachers and pharmacists to recognise Young Carers and to support them appropriately. The national ID card scheme is a partnership between Carers Trust Wales and all local authorities across Wales and is funded by Welsh Government.
The Young Carer Card is a photo card issued by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to Young Carers age under 18 who have registered with the Young Carers Information Service and have requested a card.
The Young Carer Card verifies that the person shown on the card is a Young Carer with caring responsibilities.
The Young Carer Card is free and it lasts for 2 years.
How to apply for a Young Carers Card
If you are a Young Carer, Parent/Guardian or Trusted Referrer you can complete this online application form.
Please read through the Young Carers Card Guidance Notes and Frequently Asked Questions information sheets before applying: