Do you have a young carer in your family?

If you have a young carer in your family, we're here to help. 

A young carer will typically provide care for family members facing challenges such as:

• Physical disability or sensory impairment
• Long-term illness
• Mental health issues
• Problematic drug and/or alcohol misuse
•Learning disability

A Young Carers Role

Young carers help their family members in various ways, including:

  1. Household chores like cooking, cleaning, and shopping
  2. Assisting with personal care like dressing and feeding
  3. Managing medication and paperwork
  4. Providing emotional support
  5. Taking on a parenting role due to a parent's ill-health
  1. Great feelings of responsibility
  2. Physical tiredness
  3. Stress
  4. Anxiety – particularly when they are away from the family member they are caring for e.g. when they are at school
  5. Taking on a parenting role due to a parent's ill-health
  6. Not having time for schoolwork or relaxation
  7. Feelings of embarrassment or shame at having a relative with health problems

Refer a Young Carer

With the right support from parents and other family members, many young carers cope well with caring.

If you're concerned that your child is taking on too much at home and it’s affecting their wellbeing, we're here to help.

Call us 01452 733060

We’re here to listen - without judgement - and provide advice on how best to support your child. 

Together, we can decide if a referral to Gloucestershire Young Carers is the right step.

Complete a referral 

Refer a young carer by filling in our referral form

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