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Young Carers - Under 16 Years

You may be a Young Carer

Young Carers are aged between 5-15 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: carershubadmin@pkavs.org.uk

PKAVS Young Carers Service

Tel: 01738 567076

Email: carershubadmin@pkavs.org.uk 

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Every month
Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
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1st Tuesday of the Month
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Last Friday & First Monday of each month
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