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Young Carers

Young Carers

Young Carer Awareness – This year’s theme is Mental  Health

 

Did you know?

·         There are at least 720 young carers in Doncaster- Young Carers are up to age 25

·         1 in 20 young carers miss school because of their caring responsibilities

·         63% of young carers in Doncaster care for their mother

·         21% care for a sibling

 

Young carers often:

·         Help family members to get up, get washed or get dressed

·         Do lots of household chores like shopping, cleaning, cooking

·         Stay in the house a lot to provide emotional support

·         Help with moving about, dispensing medication, sorting household bills

·         Support a family member who misuses drug or alcohol

 

Schools

Your teachers and pastoral support are here to help you, if you are struggling with work, let them know that you help to look after someone at home so that they understand your situation.

You don’t need to feel alone the Young Carers team are here for you and provide:

·         1:1 support

·         Information and advice

·         We make sure that your voice is heard

·         Run activities including social groups

 

Support for you The Young Carers team are on hand to help and advise you. To speak to someone call 01302 736099

The council has a page on their website which explains the help and support available to you check out what’s on offer at www.doncaster.gov.uk/youngcarers

 

 

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For all enquiries call us on 01302 720790 or email us

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