“Are you a young person aged between 14 and 25 years of age?”
Do you look after your mum, dad, brother, sister, or other relative or friend? This may include helping out at home by cooking, cleaning or doing the shopping. Are they ill or do they have a disability or do they have another health-related problem?
If so you are a Young Adult Carer and we can help.
Young Carers – Just Talk Service
Being a young carer can force you to grow up more quickly than your friends who are the same age as you. You often have much more responsibility such as preparing food, helping to manage medication, even being in charge of the families finance. All of these responsibilities can take its toll and can prevent you from joining in many of the other fun things children your age are doing, such as hanging at a friend’s house or just chilling in your room. Because of this young carers can feel they are not coping well and sad.
Our Young Adult Carers Just Talk Service provides a confidential space for you to talk about how you are feeling and provides you with support, tips and solutions to help address or manage your circumstances. You can choose to speak with an experienced counsellor over the phone or meet up with them face to face at a time convenient for you.
If you would like to talk to someone please call our confidential line on 020 3802 7079 Monday – Thursday, any other time, just leave a message.
Read a case study about how we helped a young adult carer in Brent who without our support would not have been able to finish his A Levels.
Please Contact Us for further information, including details of forthcoming support activities and events.
Young Adult Carers Consent Form
In order for a Young Adult Carer to take part in our fun respite activities and events, we must have a signed consent form from their Parents.
Download the Young Adult Carers Consent Form. Please complete and sign the Form and return it to us by post or drop it off at our offices.
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Other Services Available
In addition to the services offered by Brent Carers Centre here are some other services available provided by national voluntary organisations.
Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small.
The Carers Trust’s Booklet for Young Carers is a guide to help young adult carers who want to get into work.