Young Carers

Young carers are children and young people up to the age of 18 who help care for someone within their family. That person may be a parent, sibling, grandparent or other relative who might be affected by:

  • Physical disability
  • Mental Health condition
  • Learning disability
  • Substance misuse
  • Sensory impairment
  • Any long term illness or condition

Some of the roles undertaken by young carers may include, helping the person they care for get dressed or washed, extra housework, cooking or shopping, helping a family member with their medication or providing emotional support..

It is not always being a young carer and they can often take on responsibilities that can affect their friendships and relationships, learning and development, health and wellbeing or future carer choices.

Dudley young carers offers:

  • Confidential one-to-one support with a dedicated worker
  • Information and advice
  • Help to access other services
  • Opportunity to join a young carers group
  • Training opportunities, e.g. first aid
  • Young carers website and social networking
  • Young Carers assessment
  • Opportunity to take an activity break, make friends and have some fun

Contact us

Dudley Young Carers
01902 877550

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