Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Northamptonshire Carers - Young Carers Service Northamptonshire

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Type of service:
Advice And Information
Address:
123 Midland Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1LU
Telephone number:
01933 677 837
Service description:
The Young Carers Service is for young carers is aged between 5 to 18 years. They take on the responsibility for helping to look after someone (usually a family member) who has a long-term illness or disability (this could be a physical disability, learning difficulty, mental health problem, substance misuse issue or HIV/AIDS).

The young person may be helping to care for a sibling, parent or grandparent. They could be helping to care for more than one person eg a sibling with Autism and a parent with M.S.

The Young Carers Service will assess a family on an individual basis accepting of the fact that one young person’s role may have more impact depending on age and other family circumstances.

The Young Carers Service offers:

• 1-1 Support
• Social Activities
• Groups and General Advocacy
• Family Support

In some parts of the county (particularly Northampton) there is a significant waiting list although some situations would be considered a priority and an offer of support will be made more quickly.

Any referral of a young person under 18 years needs to have the permission of the parent or guardian.

Anyone can refer (including the family themselves) but it is worth speaking to the team before a referral is made if unsure of eligibility to avoid disappointment.
Age range:
5 years - 18 years
Opening hours:
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • Family member
  • Professional referral
Last updated on:
08/08/2017
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