Young Carers

 

                                   Guidance for young carers - Healthwatch Halton

 

Is your child a young carer?

 

A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps to look after a parent or sibling who has a condition, such as a disability or an illness. It often involves doing jobs around the home like extra cooking or cleaning, however it also involves giving a lot of emotional support.

 

The law has changed to protect young carers. From April 2015 a social worker from the local authority must visit the home to undertake a “young carers needs assessment” to decide what kind of help they or the family may need.

 

Contact Halton Carers

OUR ADDRESS

Centre: Halton Carers’ Centre, 62 Church Street, Runcorn, Halton, WA7 1LD.

Office: St Marie’s, Lugsdale Road, Widnes, Halton, WA8 6DB.

 

REACH US BY PHONE

Centre: 01928 580182
Office: 01928 592405

 

EMAIL ANYTIME

help@haltoncarers.co.uk