What is a Young Carer?
A young carer is a child or young person who helps to care for another family member.
Lots of children and young people do not see themselves as a carer, just someone who is part of the family. Many young carers experience very mixed feelings, both happy and sad about being a young carer.
Identifying a young carer
If a child or young person does any of the following they may be a young carer and might not realise it.
1. Help to care for a family member
2. Help to do things for a family member who is poorly
3. Help to do things for a family member who is in a wheelchair
4. Sit with a family member who is sometimes sad
5. Help a family member if they have drunk too much or used drugs
Where can young carers and their families get help?
Eastern Ravens, Young Carers Service can offer
• Support for children, young people and families
• A friendly place to meet others in a similar situations
• Support with school
• New opportunities
• New skills
Other useful websites:
We can also offer help and support at school for any of our children who may be in a young carer’s role. Mrs Robertson is the lead person for young carers. Please use the following contacts if you wish to discuss this issue further.
Tel: 01642 581716