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Young Carers

Danesfield Supports Young Carers

A young carer is anyone under the age of 25 who helps to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.

What might a young carer do?

· Practical tasks, like cooking, housework and shopping

· Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed

· Emotional support, including talking to someone who is distressed

· Personal care, such as helping someone dress

· Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions

· Helping to give medicine

· Helping someone communicate

· Looking after brothers and sisters

How do we help our young carers?

· Emotional Health Support in school

· 1:1 Talk-Time

· Wellbeing Workshops

· Health Checks with School Nurse

· Support with Homework

· Peer Support from Wellbeing Friends

· Referral to Minehead Eye Young Carers Group


If you would like to know more about the support available to Young Carers at Danesfield please email or call 01984 632581 and one of our Young Carer Support Team will contact you.