According to the census there are 6,000 young carers in Lincolnshire. Young carers can be a member of any family, from any background, and in any situation.
The Lincolnshire Young Carers service is managed by Lincolnshire County Council which helps and supports children and young people up to the age of 18 who are helping to care for someone at home.
They may be supporting a parent, brother, sister, grandparent or any other relative:
The Young Carers Service understands that they may be facing challenges at home, at school or college, in their work, or in their social life.
- with a physical disability
- with a mental health condition
- with a learning disability
- who misuses alcohol or drugs
- with a sensory impairment, such as hearing or sight loss
- with a life limiting condition
- with any other long term illness or condition
Young Carers offers a comprehensive service which includes someone who will assess their needs, help them to find good information, and make sure they get the right support. There may also be the chance to join groups and activities with other young carers.
Anyone can refer to the service, including:
You can contact Lincolnshire Young Carers by phoning 01522 553275, mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or at Lincolnshire Young Carers, 1st Floor Business Support Office, Municipal Buidling, West Street, Boston PE21 8QR
- a young person
- a member of your family
- a teacher
- a school nurse
- a Social Worker
- any other professional
For more details please visit Lincolnshire County Council
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