Group Aims and Activities:
The service provides support to children and young people from the age of 8 to 18 (up to 19th birthday) who give care to someone in their family, usually a parent, grandparent, sibling, or someone very close to them. The person they care for will have a serious or long term illness, disability, mental health difficulties or problematic use of alcohol or drugs. The support is available to any child or young person whose caring role has a negative impact on them physically or emotionally.
Referrals are made through school, health, Social Care, Voluntary Organisations and self-referrals are also accepted. The referral document can be obtained by phoning the service on 01709 377157.