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Wandsworth Young Carers' Project

AddressWandsworth Young Carers,
c/o Lifetimes,
100 Wandsworth High Street
PostcodeSW18 4LA
DescriptionWandsworth 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.

The person they care for may have a physical disability, chronic illness, mental health issues, drug or alcohol dependency or HIV/Aids. Caring can be isolating and demanding for children and young people, and this project aims to ensure that they are identified and supported so that they may have occasional breaks from their caring role.

The project offers:

- Fortnightly clubs for each of these age groups: 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-13 years (2 groups) and 14+ years
- Day trips, outings and activities in the school holidays
- Drop-in for information and advice
- Residential holiday breaks (currently three a year)
- Young Carer support and advocacy
- One-to-one support for young carers in crisis
- Home visits
- Linking to other agencies and support networks

The clubs take place in the evening. Please contact the project for more information and referral forms.

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Telephone number020 7228 2566 or 0208 874 0730
Further informationOpening times for enquiries: Monday- Friday 9am-5.30pm

Record last updated: 12 October 2015