Young Carers

Young carers are children and young people aged under 18 or 18 and still at school who look after someone at home who is unable to cope without support due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction.

What kind of things do Young Carers do or help to do?

  • Help with housework, such as cleaning, laundry and washing dishes.
  • Shopping and making meals.
  • Give medication and organise prescriptions.
  • Personal care, such as washing and dressing.
  • Provide emotional support by listening to worries.
  • Help with moving and handling, including using wheelchairs and hoists.
  • Help to attend appointments.
  • Pay bills and organise the family finances.

The Young Carers Project provides information and training on young carers rights and services. A Young Carers Worker is there to listen and advocate on behalf of young carers. We can also speak to schools and other professionals to help get the best outcome for young carers.

The Young Carers Project, offers opportunities to have fun, learn new things and meet other young people who are going through a similar situation whilst getting a break from their caring role.

Young Carers are also entitled to a Young Carer Statement

 

To find out more about the support we offer to young carers please contact us on enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk or call 0141 887 3643

Make a Referral

To refer Carers for our services, please complete our Referral Form.