Devon Young Carers

Devon Carers has a specialist team who work with young carers, addressing the needs of young people providing care and support to other family members, primarily a parent or a sibling. Young carers are put in a position of great responsibility at a very young age; dealing with situations that many adults would find a challenge. These children and young people have to cope in difficult circumstances, often not only looking after their relative but also helping to bring up siblings and run a household.

In 2001 there were an estimated 175,000 young carers in the UK, with around a third caring for a person with a mental illness. It is likely the actual number is higher and research has suggested that around a third of young carers are involved in inappropriate and excessive caring with consequent knock-on effects on schooling and other key areas of their lives.


Devon Carers provides a consistent approach to the way in which young carers are supported across Devon. The types of services young carers currently benefit from include:
â? Respite activities, including residential weekends
â? Drop-ins/ Clubs
â? School clubs
â? Family support
â? Advocacy
â? Information and signposting
â? Counselling
â? Transport to and from activities

To find out what is on offer for young carers, aged 5 to 18 years, in your area or to make a referral please contact Devon Carers on 08456 434 435

Services

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  1. Devon Carers provides a consistent approach to the way in which young carers are supported across Devon. The types of services young carers currently benefit from include:  Respite activities, including residential weekends Drop-ins/ Clubs School clubs Family support Advocacy Information and signposting Counselling Transport to and from activities Please contact us to see how we can help you

  2. Devon Carers provides a consistent approach to the way in which young carers are supported across Devon. The types of services young carers currently benefit from include: â? Respite activities, including residential weekends â? Drop-ins/ Clubs â? School clubs â? Family support â? Advocacy â? Information and signposting â? Counselling â? Transport to and from activities Contact us to find out we can help.

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