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Social services Young carers

Lots of young people care for a member of their family. This could be a brother or sister, a parent or an older relative.

Being a carer can mean lots of different things. See the things carers do, you may find you do some of these things in your family.

We know caring can be hard work, but often young people don’t ask for help. You may be worried about what will happen, maybe you haven’t wanted your friends to know what goes on at home, or maybe no one has asked.

Everyone needs help sometimes and our job is to make sure you get help if you need it. Get in touch and we’ll do what’s called a ‘carer’s assessment’. We’ll talk to you about the support we can give the person you care for, but also the support you need to get the most from school and your social life. We’ll also put you in touch with other young carers you can talk to.

Call us on 0161 234 5001.

If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to us, why not talk to a teacher? They will be able to give you advice on what to do and may well have had students who were carers before

There’s lots of other organisations who give help and support to carers. See other people who can help.

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