By law, all young carers are entitled to a Young Carers Assessment to ensure the right support is in place for their own development whilst balancing the needs of the person they care for. It is important to acknowledge young carers and let them know of their rights, even if they choose not to have a formal Young Carers Assessment. Young Carers so often describe themselves as feeling invisible in their roles. Yet, carers need care too.
We provide a full Young Carer Needs Assessment and a bespoke support plan, depending on need. If a young person is found to require support from the service then our Young Carer Practitioners will work actively to reduce inappropriate caring roles and ensure caring is at a safe and healthy level.
Additional support could include:
To make a referral, please refer to our guidance notes and complete a referral form or email [email protected]
We build our community by providing professionals training throughout the year and support external services to achieve the National Young Carers Award scheme. This scheme is open to education, statutory services, healthcare and community services. Those gaining awards demonstrate their commitment to supporting young carers in their setting and working together to build on this commitment and provide additional help, support and signposting for young carers and their families – building a stronger community for young carers. Those wishing to gain Award status are required to:
If you are concerned about child or family, Family Action are available to provide confidential case consultation, whether you are signed up to the Award Scheme or not.
Family Action Young Carers
Maidenhead Project Centre
Maidenhead SL6 8BY
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01628 626991