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What qualifies you to be a young carer?

What qualifies you to be a young carer?

By definition, a young carer is someone under the age of 18 who looks after a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, or misuses drugs or alcohol. They may also look after brothers, sisters or elderly relatives too.

What support do young carers offer?

Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed. Emotional support, including talking to someone who is distressed. Personal care, such as helping someone dress. Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.

What does Barnardo’s young carers scheme provide?

At our services across the UK we: organise outings and activities for young carers. give young carers advice and emotional support through counselling sessions. help the family get support from social services.

How many unpaid carers are there in Devon?

Are you an unpaid carer? There are more than 32,000 people across Torbay and South Devon who support a friend or relative. They may be helping with shopping or meals, attending appointments with them, or just making sure that they are alright.

Can my son get carers allowance for me?

If someone else also cares for the same person as you, only one of you can claim Carer’s Allowance. Carer’s Allowance can affect the other benefits that you and the person you care for get. You have to pay tax on it if your income is over the Personal Allowance.

Do young carers get carer’s allowance?

The government offers two kinds of financial support for young carers, Carer’s Allowance and Carer Premium.

Who does Barnardo’s support?

Our specialist workers support families through domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking and much more. We also amplify the voices of young people to influence Government on the issues that affect their lives, fighting their corner and making sure their voices are heard.

How can I help young carers in school?

Here are five ways you can support young carers in your school.

  1. Invite students to talk. Having the knowledge of which support methods will help young carers is essential.
  2. Run awareness days.
  3. Have an honest, comforting chat.
  4. Support their studies.
  5. Help them access support.

What do Devon Carers do?

Devon Carers are working with organisations and businesses across the county to raise awareness of unpaid carers and their contribution to their community.