"Young carers are children or young people under the age of 18 who provide regular and on-going care and emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.”

We know there are young people in the Surrey Heath CCG area who are carers but do not receive any support.  Help us find them!

Meet Lucy, a Young Carer from Surrey Heath who talks about the help she gives her Mum - and the support she receives as a Young Carer.

 

 Young carers look after a family member such as a parent, brother, sister or other relative or they might care for a family friend. The person may live in the same house as the young carer or somewhere else.

Young carers provide physical care, emotional support, carry out domestic tasks like cooking and cleaning or provide child care. They may also do things like pay the household bills or translate for relatives who don’t speak English.

Half of all young carers provide up to 10 hours of care a week, while many others are caring for more than 50 hours a week. It’s not surprising that young carers often struggle to fit in other activities like school work, playing sport or meeting up with friends.

 To refer a young carer, or to refer yourself, please follow this link.