Young carers in Somerset

Young carers

Somerset has young carers co-ordinators who:

  • assess the needs of young carers
  • support young people (18 years old and under) who have caring responsibilities
  • promote recognition and awareness of the young carer’s needs and achievements
  • work alongside other agencies to develop schemes and services that support young carers

They provide information, advice and support, including:

  • answering questions and giving advice
  • speaking up for young carers so that ideas and needs are heard
  • introducing young carers to one another
  • organising groups and activities to have fun and a break away from home

You can find out more about the young carers co-ordinators by phoning: 0300 123 2224.

Did you know carers are entitled to an assessment by social care? Find more about Carers’ assessments in Somerset.