“Are you a young person aged 18 years old or under?” or “Are you a young person aged between 16 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?
Whether you are a Young Carer or a Young Adult Carer we can help
Young Carers Information Guide
All young carers who register with us receive a free copy of our Young Carers Information Guide, and on the left is an image of the guide’s front cover.
The Young Carers Information Guide provides you with useful information about your rights and the issues you may face as a young carer and how we can support you. This includes the following:
Support you and the person that you care for;
- Listen to you;
- Provide information and advice about the specific illness and/or disability the person you are looking after is living with;
- Enable you to meet with other young people in similar situations to you, who understand how you feel; and
- Give you the opportunity to take part in social and recreational activities.
Being a carer means you have a right to help and support.
If you are under 18, we will need your parents’ consent to register, please Contact Us.
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 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.
An example of What We Do
Read a case study about how we helped a young 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 Carers Consent Form
In order for a Young Carer to take part in our fun respite activities and events, we must have a signed consent form from their Parents.
Download the Young Carers Consent Form. Please complete and sign the Form and return it to us by post or drop it off at our offices.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
You can also follow us on our @BrentCarer Twitter account.
Help Shape our Young Carers Services
Brent Carers Centre is committed to offering Young Carers the support they need to make life easier for themselves and the person you care for. Please let us know if you think we are doing a good job or if there are areas we can improve – we need your feedback.
Please help us by taking a few minutes of your time to answer the questions that come up under the links below. All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.
CLICK HERE to comment on our Young Carers Services
- CLICK HERE to comment on our Young Carers Activities
THANK YOU in advance for your time.
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 handbook Getting into Work: a Guide for Young Adult Carers is an employment guide to help young adult carers who want to get into work.