Type of service:
Forums And Support Networks
123 Midland Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 1LU
A young carer is aged between 5yrs-17yrs. A young adult carer is aged between 18yrs-25yrs. They take on responsibility for helping to look after someone (usually a family member) who has a long-term illness or disability. This could include a physical disability, learning disability, mental health problem or substance misuse issue.
The Young Carers Service will assess a family on an individual basis taking into account that the impact of the young person’s role may differ depending on age and other family circumstances. The Young Carers Service offers 1-1 support, social activities, groups, advocacy and family support (such as signposting to relevant agencies).
Anyone can make a referral to the Young Carers' Service, including the family themselves. Please contact the team in advance if there are any queries about eligibility (to avoid disappointment). Please note that referrals for under-18s must have permission from the parent or guardian.
5 years - 25 years
- Age - School (5-18)
- Age - Adulthood (18-25)
- Carer / Parent / Relative/ Family
- Contact service direct
- Self referral
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