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Young Carers - Under 16 Years

You may be a Young Carer

Young Carers are aged between 8-15 years old and care for a family member of any age, due to disability, mental illness, chronic/terminal illness or problems relating to substance misuse.

What do Young Carers do?

  • Domestic activities i.e. cleaning, ironing
  • Household management i.e. shopping, cooking
  • Financial and practical management i.e. paying bills
  • Personal Care i.e. bathing, giving medication
  • Emotional care
  • Sibling care

Issues Young Carers can face:

  • Low levels of confidence and self-esteem
  • Poor educational attainment
  • Social isolation and difficulty in making and maintaining friendships
  • High levels of guilt, stress and anxiety
  • Mental and physical health issues

What can PKAVS Young Carers Service offer?

  • Residentials and day trips
  • Group nights
  • School support
  • One-to-ones
  • Family support
  • Information, advice and advocacy
  • Carers assessments

What to do next?

If you think you are a Young Carer, know someone who is, or if you are a professional you can make a referral here.

Alternatively contact:

PKAVS Young Carers Service

Tel: 01738 567076

Email: youngcarers@pkavs.org.uk

PKAVS Young Carers Service

Tel: 01738 567076

Email: youngcarers@pkavs.org.uk

Referral Forms

Young Carers Blackpool Residential and Scottish Young Carers Festival

Young Carers Blackpool Residential and Scottish Young Carers Festival

Young Carers Visit Canada 2017

Young Carers Visit Canada 2017

24th
OCTOBER
2017
Going Beyond Harm
Carers Trust Scotland and Scottish Patient Safety Programme for Mental Health are holding an event for mental health carers, service users and staff on 24th October, Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth, PH2 0TH, 10.30am-2.15pm.  Tea, coffee and buffet lunch included.
Various Dates
Mental Health and Learning Disability Consultation
Mental Health and Learning Disability Consultation
Every Wednesday
South Asian Women-only Walking Group

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What is the difference between a Council and a PKAVS support plan?