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Being a young carer can often have a severe, significant and long-lasting impact on a young person’s health and wellbeing. It is therefore essential that services consider how they will support young carers with regards to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Being a young carer can often have a severe, significant and long-lasting impact on a young person’s health and wellbeing.
The Department for Education funded Carers Trust between 2010 and 2012 to build a collection of practice examples to support those who commission or develop services.
Young carers are more likely to understand and respond to information that is targeted to them and reflects the communication channels they are use.
Small payment to young carers can help them stay mentally and physically well.
There are many hidden young carers in communities due to a lack of understanding and identification.
Whilst young carers will have many shared experiences, each young person’s caring role and its impact on them will be unique. Some services respond to this by providing particular support focused on groups or individual young carers.
The Carers’ Hub can be used in consultation with carers and local services as a tool to map local carer need and service provision.Area of Care:I work in: