Support for young carers

Mother and daughter

A Young Carer is a child or young adult who spends time looking after or helping a member of their family, or close friend, who, at present because of an illness or disability is unable to take care of everyday tasks themselves without help.

The help you may give could be shopping, making meals, doing the laundry, or perhaps you help out with some nursing care, e.g. giving medication or lifting someone up and downstairs or in and out of bed etc. Maybe you give your time just to be with someone when they need company. If this sounds like you and what you do, maybe Signpost Young Carers can be of some help.

Signpost Young Carers offers support to young carers aged from 6 to 25 years old. They arrange weekends away, evening groups and fun trips out especially for young carers. That gives them the opportunity to meet with other young carers of their own age and in similar circumstances. They also offer one-to-one counselling, information and advice for young carers and their parents. They also give help to all family members and can advise on issues such as assistance with housing benefits, talking to social services and helping with any problems at school/college.

Useful contacts

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Signpost Stockport for Young Carers
Address: The Heaton Centre, Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 3LD
Phone: 0161 947 4690
Fax: 0161 947 4699
Web: www.signpostforcarers.org.uk/information-for-young-carers/
Email: youngcarers@signpostforcarers.org.uk