Practice Examples: Individual payments to support young carers

Practice Examples: Individual payments to support young carers

Small payment to young carers can help them stay mentally and physically well.

Practice examples: Individual payments to support young carers 

Small payments to young carers can contribute to an overall package of support, helping young carers to stay mentally and physically well. Items purchased such as laptops can reduce social isolation and gym membership can improve personal health and fitness.

These payments are used to help relieve any negative impact of caring and improve the outcomes of the child as part of a wider package of support.

PDF iconYoung Carer Early Intervention Payments delivered by trusted assessors

An Early Intervention Payment for individual young carers to pay for a range of personalised items to enjoy a life beyond caring acts as a support mechanism to mitigate the impacts of caring responsibilities on children and young people.

PDF iconSupport fund to help young carers stay mentally and physically well

A young carers support fund in Oxfordshire, where individual payments can be given to relieve the negative impact of caring and to improve health outcomes for young carers.

Examples of practice