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Support Available

At Carers Link Lancashire we support Young Carers from the age of 6 to 18 years of age. As mentioned, the support we offer is tailored to the individual needs of the Young Carer but also involves a whole family approach.

This support is based on a 'Tier' system: A tier is a level that every young carer is allotted dependent on how much support is needed. For more information about the tiers click here.

Levels of Support

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Young Carers have specific needs

         Many Young Carers tell us that they often feel:

  • Stressed and upset

  • Tired

  • In need of a break

  • Isolated from friends and family

  • They have no time for homework and struggle at school

  • They have no time to see their friends

  • Ashamed and embarrassed

What support can we offer?

  • Free and confidential information
  • Someone to talk to
  • Signposting to other services
  • Information and training about illnesses and disabilities
  • Free quarterly magazine

  • Drop in sessions

  • Support in school

Our team work with Young Carers across Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley and their aim is to help you:

  • Make new friends

  • Give you time out from your caring role

  • Provide 1 to 1 support

  • Enjoy fun activities including cinema trips, bowling and eating out

  • Take part in day trips & residentials

  • Learn new skills through training and workshops

 

Take a look below to see some of the things the Young Carer Project gets up to!

How can we help?

Young Carer's activities are so important as they allow them to make friends in similar situations, be young and have fun!

We can also help Young Carers in their education. We can liaise with the young person, family and school to ensure they have a fair chance at a positive future and can fulfil their dreams. Statistics show that within education:

On average, every school year 48 days are missed due a young person's caring role
Research by The University of Nottingham and the BBC suggests around 10% of all pupils are providing high or very high levels of care.
1 in 3 young carers report struggling to balance caring with their education.
Approximately 20% of our registered young carers (2023) are under the age of 9. This could mean their education could be affected from primary school.
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