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Early Help Support for Young Carers


YOUNG CARERS

A young carer is child or young person under18 years old, who has a significant caring role for another person, who suffers from physical disability, mental health problems, substance misuse or any other debilitating or long term illness”

 Young Carers are a target group for Early Help. They can provide young carers with:

  • An assessment of their needs.
  • One to one support for young carers with a high level of need.
  • Advice to support young carers in their caring role.
  • Information about other support services and activities they engage in.

 



Who to contact

Contact Name
Children and Families Access Team
Telephone
 020 7641 4000
Website
Early Help/MARF

Where to go

Notes

In addition to Early Help Support for Young Carers, there are a range of opportunities and services in the voluntary sector

 

Follow this link to the directory www.westminster.gov.uk/early-help

and then search for ‘young carers’ to find the most updated records.

 

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

In order to make a referral to Children’s Services the referrer will need to register online using the Family Information Service website – www.fisd.westminster.gov.uk and complete a M.A.R.F.

Other notes

Attached is an awareness raising presentation that gives suggestions for how to identify and support Young Carers and the support that is available in Early Help and the Voluntary Sector, the MACA and PANOC toolkit which helps engage young carers in discussions about their caring responsibilities and some example resources.

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