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Based in the Carers Centre alongside the Adult Carers team the Young Carers Service is a commissioned service of Telford & Wrekin Council, and a CVS managed community project.

Young carers look after family members who are ill, disabled or have alcohol or substance misuse issues - this is usually mum, dad, brothers, sisters or grandparents.  They may be primary carers - the main person caring. Caring can restrict young carers in having the childhood they deserve, with common issues being isolation, worry, tiredness and lack of self-esteem.

The Young Carers Service provides support for all young carers in Telford who want to register, and with currently nearly 500 children and young people between 5 and 18 years on roll, the service offers:

  • One-to-one support for those who need it most

  • Term-time Youth Club

  • Holiday and half-term activities, trips and events

  • School drop-ins

  • Individual befriending support

  • Information and advice for the whole family

  • Regular newsletter with news, events and helpful advice

If you think you're a young carer or you know a child or young person who is caring, get in touch for information, advice and support.

Find out more about

Telford Young Carers

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