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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

Book your place for the Carers Conference

Book your place for the Carers Conference

Carers Allowance Supplement

Carers Allowance Supplement

5th
OCT -
5 OCT
Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside
ALLIANCE Engagement Events
Every month
Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
Weekly Events
PKAVS Young Adult Carers Group
Contact Helen Munro on 01738 567076

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