Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Young Carers – examples of practice

Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Young Carers – examples of practice

Being a young carer can often have a severe, significant and long-lasting impact on a young person’s health and wellbeing.

Assessing the health needs of young carers

The initiative aims to undertake comprehensive health assessments of children and young people targeted by the young carers’ service in Oxford City. It supports collaborative working between health, social care and education and ensures a more coordinated pathway of care.

Young carer-led and age-appropriate respite for young carers

PDF iconThe young carers service provides respite breaks and activities for young carers, but with young carers right at the heart of decision making, from choosing what activities they do to educating professionals about young carers’ needs.

Other examples of practice