Hillingdon Carers care for many of the young people with this service, and many use this service as they need a little bit of extra help and support. We also work closely with many of their families in Hillingdon.
Young Carers Plus is a specialist support service for young carers who are caring for someone with a mental health or drug and alcohol issues, many of young carers were extremely vulnerable and on the Child Protection register.
Young people finding themselves in these situations frequently have to provide high levels of (often inappropriate) care to members of their family and it is common that they are disadvantaged socially, psychologically, educationally and sometimes physically by their caring roles.
This specialist support is integrated into our regular clubs and all the social opportunities, activities and trips are enjoyed with other young carers from across the borough.
Young carers in crisis should contact Childline on 0800 1111
“I regularly refer families to Young Carers Plus and get only positive feedback relating to the support you give to both families and young people. The families I refer are in dire straits…your service is extremely valuable to them.”
Family Key Working Service