Hertfordshire Young Carers

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Hertfordshire Young Carers organises support and activities for carers aged 13-18 and their families. The service is provided across the whole county and there are groups and activities in a variety of areas - please get in touch for more information about what’s on near you.

Young carers are young people who help look after someone in their family and take on responsibilities and work normally done by an adult. It might be you mum or dad, grandparent or a brother or sister. That person may be ill, have a physical or learning disability, or a mental health, drug or alcohol problem.

Carers in Hertfordshire’s Young Carers Project supports you and your whole family to make sure your caring responsibilities don’t stop you from having the same opportunities, and social life, that other young people enjoy.

Carers in Hertfordshire staff visit young carers and their families in their homes so that they can understand the caring situation and find out what sort of help the family might need. They then work with other organisations like Hertfordshire County Council to find support from local services to reduce the amount of caring the young person has to do.

They also run groups where you can meet other young carers in similar situations, share experiences, get some extra support and have some fun!

Young carers can have their say on the things that matter most to them through the Young Carers' Councils and at the annual Young Carers Conference.

If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch.

Details

Venue: Various venues across Herts, main office: The Red House, 119 Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1AX

Age Range: 13-18 years

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
Please call or email us to book.

Booking Info: Possible, but not necessary

Organisation: Hertfordshire Young Carers, Carers in Hertfordshire, tel: 01992 586969, email: http://ycih.org/contact-2/, website: click here...

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