A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.
Surrey Young Carers is here to support you if you are aged 5-18, living in Surrey and are providing practical or emotional care for a member of your family with a long-term illness, physical disability or learning difficulty, mental ill health or substance or alcohol dependency.
You may be providing practical help such as making meals, or physical help like helping your mum get dressed. You may be looking after other children or perhaps your brother or sister is the person in your family needing extra care.
Young carers very often provide emotional support as well and can feel very lonely.
There are an estimated 14,000 young carers in Surrey and our dedicated Surrey Young Carers team is here to help. We provide a range of support depending on the situation, from activities to give time out from the caring role and the chance to meet children in a similar position, to more intensive groups and tailored one-to-one help, for young carers in a more difficult situation.
Get in touch
If you’d like to get in touch with us to find out more about the service and how it can help you, please call us on 01483 568 269, or email [email protected]