Welcome to Spurgeons Young Carers
Spurgeons offers a wide range of services to support young carers, from mentoring and educational support to activities and trips away to give them much needed time out from their caring duties.
Our services are still operating during this time and are accepting referrals for support. We are working differently to ensure we can still meet the needs of young people and their families.
Parent assessments are now being completed over the phone and we are hosting virtual groups. We are still supporting young people recieving 1-1 work either via phone or video call.
What is a Young Carer?
A young carer is someone who helps care for someone within their family. That person may be a parent, sibling, grandparent or other relative affected by:
- Physical disability
- Mental health condition
- Learning disabilities
- Life limiting condition
- Substance misuse
- Sensory impairment
- Any long term illness
Young Carers Stories
Spurgeons YC has helped hundreds of young carers, here are some of their stories
If you have a son, daughter, or young person in your household who is helping to care for a family member then it is likely that they are a young carer and Spurgeons can support them in their role.
Many children and young people who are caring for someone in their family do not see themselves as young carers. Sometimes they have grown up with their caring role and it seems normal to them, for others it is because they do not want to be seen as different or sinacgled out from their peers and stigmatised or judged.
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