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Young Carers - Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Young Carers Project

The Young Carers Project supports children and young people who give regular care to a parent, carer or sibling with a disability, mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency, or other needs.
About you:

  • are you between 6  and 18 years-old and living in Waltham Forest?
  • do you help look after your parent, carer or a sibling because they are disabled, have emotional or mental health needs or drug/alcohol dependency?
  • do you worry about the person you care for?
  • does your family have problems with money, finding work or getting benefits?
  • do you have less time than your friends to do things you enjoy?
  • do you have difficulties at school or college?
  • do you feel isolated or different from other young people?

The Young Carers Project can help you with the following support:

  • access to clubs
  • positive activities
  • support in schools
  • school holiday activities
  • residential breaks
  • days out
  • whole family support

We can also look for, and get, specialist support from our partner organisations if you’ve got other needs.
Get in contact
If you’ve got any questions, you can speak to the Young Carers team on:
Telephone: 020 8496 1530
Email: tyss.ref@walthamforest.gov.uk
If you’re ready to get support, download and complete the form below. You can do this yourself, or ask a friend, family member, teacher or family support officer to do it on your behalf. Then send it to the email address above, and we’ll be in touch.

Referral Form



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