Our Young Carers Service supports children and young people aged 5-18 who are helping to care for someone with a disability, chronic or serious illness, mental health condition, learning difficulty etc, whether that be a parent or sibling. Young carers often experience social isolation because of their responsibilities at home.
Support is offered through group work in schools as well as a number of monthly drop in facilities. Young carers are also able to access the mentoring service in order to gain some individual support which will give them a dedicated person to talk to as well as an opportunity to develop their skills and and increase their confidence and resilience.
Fun activities are offered during school holiday periods to which all young carers are invited.