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Young Carers (4-17 yrs)

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There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the United Kingdom


Young Carers are children or young people under 18, who care for someone who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, learning difficulties, sensory impairment, HIV/AIDS or substance misuse.

Young Carers may experience isolation, difficulties coping at home, problems at school, lack of social experiences and often need information and advice on the illness or disability their family member may have.

Support

We believe in the positive benefit of Young Carers meeting as many share common experiences. They can also gain peer support while having great fun! We can help you to develop strategies for dealing with difficulties and improving your health and well-being.

 Services we offer in Bedford Borough

  • One to one support 
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Clubs 
  • Training & workshops
  • Young carer and sibling carer workshops
  • Young Carers Breaks
  • Carers grant
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Events information
  • Social media groups - closed
  • Family time at our Carers Cafe
  • Young carers discount card

Services we offer in Central Bedfordshire

  • Carers grant
  • Family time at our Carers Cafe
  • Young carers discount card

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Get in touch

To put a young carer in touch with the Young Carers team, a parent or organisation can fill out a referral form.

 

Young Carers Team

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Suite K, Sandland Court, The Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, , MK41 7PZ


 




 

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