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Young Carers

Young Carers

What is a Young Carer?

A young carer is a person under 18 who regularly cares for a family member who is mentally or physically ill, has a disability, drug or alcohol problem.

What do we provide?

We can provide Information, Advice and Support to young people who are in this position and professionals who may know of someone carrying out this role who need support.  We will also:

  • Help to find the right support for family members including the person being cared for

  • Provide opportunities to have a break from caring responsibilities and meet other young carers

  • Advice and support in coping with feelings and self care 

How do I make a referral?
Please contact us by telephone to speak to one of our advisors.  Professionals may be asked to undertake and Early Help Assessment.

Contact details

youngcarers@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 407988

Young Carers Support Service
Oswald House
74 Oswald Road
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 7PG

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 20/10/2014
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