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
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.
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Telford Young Carers