young carers services

Introduction

Young carers are children and young people, aged 5 – 24 years, who provide regular and ongoing care to a family member who has a long-term illness, disability, mental health issue or misuses substances. The family member may be a parent, sibling or grandparent living with them. 

 

Caring responsibilities can have a significant impact on young people and can affect their physical and mental health, education and social opportunities. Hillingdon Carers has been supporting young carers since 2001. 

 

We aim to mitigate the impact of caring on young people through the provision of emotional support, school liaison, information and advice and regular social activities. We also work in partnership with local organisations and schools to identify young carers and raise awareness of their needs.

Introduction

Young carers are children and young people, aged 5 – 24 years, who provide regular and ongoing care to a family member who has a long-term illness, disability, mental health issue or misuses substances. The family member may be a parent, sibling or grandparent living with them. 

 

Caring responsibilities can have a significant impact on young people and can affect their physical and mental health, education and social opportunities. Hillingdon Carers has been supporting young carers since 2001. 

 

We aim to mitigate the impact of caring on young people through the provision of emotional support, school liaison, information and advice and regular social activities. We also work in partnership with local organisations and schools to identify young carers and raise awareness of their needs.

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Support for young carers (5-16 year olds)

Support for young carers (5-16 year olds)

The young carers service supports children and young people, aged 5 –16, who live in Hillingdon and have a caring responsibility at home. This could be helping to look after a parent, sibling or any other family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.
The young carers service supports children and young people, aged 5 –16, who live in Hillingdon and have a caring responsibility at home. This could be helping to look after a parent, sibling or any other family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.

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Supported transition (16 - 24 year olds)

Supported transition (16 - 24 year olds)

N-HANCE is a specialist service for young adult carers aged 16 – 24 with age appropriate support for young people moving from school to whatever comes next. The transition from school to further education, apprenticeships or employment can often be very challenging.
N-HANCE is a specialist service for young adult carers aged 16 – 24 with age appropriate support for young people moving from school to whatever comes next. The transition from school to further education, apprenticeships or employment can often be very challenging.

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Family support service

Family support service

Our family support service is a specialist project working with families who are in need of extra support at times of difficulty or crisis. We are able to provide 3 – 6 months of intensive support tailored to the individual needs of each family.
Our family support service is a specialist project working with families who are in need of extra support at times of difficulty or crisis. We are able to provide 3 – 6 months of intensive support tailored to the individual needs of each family.

Working with schools

Working with schools

The young carers service works in partnership with schools in Hillingdon to help them to identify and support their pupils with caring responsibilities.
The young carers service works in partnership with schools in Hillingdon to help them to identify and support their pupils with caring responsibilities.