Who do we support?
A young carer is someone under 18 who cares for another person.
What might a young carer do?
- Practical tasks, like cooking, housework and shopping.
- Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.
- Emotional support, including talking to someone who is distressed.
- Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
- Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
- Helping to give medicine.
- Helping someone communicate.
- Looking after brothers and sisters.
What can you expect from us?
Specialist services for young carers
Carers Trust helps young carers to cope with their caring role through specialised services delivered by Carers Trust Network Partners across the UK. They are independent charities. Activities offered include:
- Activities and breaks.
- Peer and community support, including young carer groups and peer mentoring schemes.
- Information, advice and guidance, including one-to-one support and age appropriate information.
- Emotional support.
- Brokerage and support planning
- Training in subjects such as health and safety, wellbeing and life skills.
- Supporting families and young carers to apply for appropriate benefits.
- Emergency planning support.
- Whole family support.
- Engaging young carers in informing service development.
How to get involved with the service
Contact us for further information.
What happens after the Service has been involved?
Ongoing support from Carers Trust and our network partners.
What can you do if you feel this service doesn’t meet your needs?
Search the Local Offer for other SEN Support Services, click on the pink ‘specific areas of need’ tiles or the ‘if you have concerns’ pathway.
Get in touch with the Special Educational Needs Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIAS). This team will be able talk with you about your concerns and can help you find information and support.
Who to contact
Where to go
Carers Trust, Unit 101, 164-180
- SE1 0LH
Last updated 11/10/2022