Young carers are children and young people aged 5 – 24 who provide regular and ongoing care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.
Caring responsibilities can have a big impact on young people. Their physical health, emotional wellbeing, education and social opportunities can all be affected.
We aim to reduce the impact of caring and provide emotional support, social activities and information and advice. We work closely with schools, social services, youth centres and local organisations to identify young carers and raise awareness about their needs. We are currently supporting over 700 young carers living in Hillingdon.
There is at least one young carer in every classroom