If you are aged 17 or under and look after someone with a physical or mental health problem, you might not think of yourself as a carer but you probably are. There is a whole community of young people like you facing the same day-to-day issues and Harrow Carers are here to support you if you or the person you care for live in Harrow.
Who is a Young Carer?
A young carer is defined in the following way:
A young carer is a young person aged up to 17 who is providing unpaid care for a person that an adult would normally provide, that has a physical or mental health problem including autism, dementia and learning disabilities, or is dependent due to age, substance misuse, long-term or terminal illness.
As a young carer, you can find helping someone very rewarding, but you also have the right to be looked after. If you are a young carer, find out what support you can access.
How do we Support Young Carers?
All services and activities are free for young carers 17 years of age or younger:
- We offer drop-ins at schools, helping your school understand about your role as a young carer and providing practical support and advice in a confidential environment
- We offer monthly outings, activities and educational events to give you a break from your caring role and introduce you to other young carers who may be going through something similar
- During half-term breaks and summer holidays, we offer residential trips, fun activities and educational events.
- 1 to 1 support according to your need
- We offer family support including home visits where appropriate
And much more…
If you feel you are a young carer call us on 0208 868 5224 (ext. 226). Alternatively, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on Instagram: @Harrow.YoungCarers for updates and pictures from events!
Why not check our events?
Every season we update our programme to include new events and activities for young carers to participate in. From tuition session to day trips we have a variety of things for young carers to pick from to improve skills, socialise and most importantly relieve stress from day to day life. Check our young carers calendar to see what events we have planned for the coming season.