Young carers services

Young carers services

This section includes a list of resources for young carers. A young carer is someone aged between 5-18 who helps to look after and care for someone they live with who has a physical disability, mental illness, serious illness, or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Young carers can get support at a range of places, from the Wandsworth Young Carers' Project to an online community called "Matter" from the national charity Carers Trust.

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5 Records in Young carers services.

  • Carers Trust

    Carers Trust, 32-36 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EH

    Telephone: 0300 772 9600

    Description: Carers Trust is a national charity with a network of partners (local carers centres and crossroads care schemes) that supports unpaid carers.

  • Family Information Service

    Telephone: 020 8871 7899

    Description: The Family Information Service provides free information and guidance on health, childcare, education, family support and activities for children and young people aged 0-19 years (up to 25 where the young person has special needs or disabilities) in Wandsworth.

  • Matter - the online community for young adult carers

    Description: Matter is a new online community set up by the Carers Trust charity for young adult carers to connect, share stories, and exchange trusted support.

  • Wandsworth Young Carers' Project

    Wandsworth Young Carers, c/o Lifetimes, 100 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 4LA

    Telephone: 020 7228 2566 or 0208 874 0730

    Description: Wandsworth Young Carers Project supports children and young people aged 5-18 who are affected by the illness or disability of a family member and provide care (physical and/or emotional) to that family member.

  • YOUth Legal & Resource Centre

    Ashburton Youth Centre, Westleigh Avenue, Roehampton, London, SW15 6XD

    Telephone: 020 3195 1906 or 07956 039039

    Description: This charity provides free, confidential, and independent legal advice and representation to young people aged 16-25 who live, work or study in Wandsworth.