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Answer A good definition is that Young carers are children and young people who look after someone in their family who has an illness, a disability, or is affected by mental ill-health or substance misuse.
Answer Well this is a tricky one as many young people do not realise that they are a young carer. If a child or young person has always looked after someone they do not necessarily realise that this is any different from everyone else’s family situation. In your classroom there [...]
Answer We have an open system for referrals and will therefore accept referrals from all sources including family members, doctors, social workers, schools.
Answer Please let them and/or their families know about the Young Carers Service and what it offers. Each situation is different and comes with its own sensitivities. If you are unsure how to proceed then please get in touch.
Answer This varies hugely depending on each individual family situation. Most young carers will help out with practical tasks such as cooking, housework, shopping and budgeting. Many young carers will provide some level of physical care which might be lifting, helping with physiotherapy as well as personal care such as [...]
Answer You can contact us directly via online chat, telephone or on one of our social media websites - your parents don't need to know you are doing this. They also don't need to know that you have been referred to the young carers project, however we require parental consent [...]