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Young carers services - Northamptonshire

Type of service:
Advice And Support
Address:
123 Midland Road, Northamptonshire Carers, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1LU
Telephone number:
01933 677 837
Mobile number:
N/A
Service description:
Young Carers Service supports Carers aged 5 – 17 years old who are helping to care for someone with a long term illness or disability (including Mental Health or substance misuse) you are

Some of the things we help with are:
- Information and Advice
- Meeting Others in a Similar Situation
- Social Activities/Groups (funding dependant)
- Family Help/Support Planning
- Work with Schools
- Awareness Raising
- Listening Support

Support Line run in House Northamptonshire Carers (All ages)

Eligibility criteria

Northamptonshire Young Carers’ Service provides support to Young Carers across the county.
To meet the eligibility criteria for Northamptonshire Young Carers Service, children and young people must meet the following:
- Undertaking caring tasks that would be considered over and above what would be expected for their age or level of development and are
- Experiencing a negative impact on their lives linked to their caring role

Children and Young People may not be eligible:
- If there is no parental/guardian consent (as appropriate)
- If caring responsibilities are due to neglect or parenting difficulties
Anyone can make a referral (including family members).
Parental permission is needed for those under 18 years.
A request for confidential advice and information will be considered for those under 18 years if appropriate. A discussion with the Young Carers’ Service team is encouraged if there is any doubt regarding eligibility, in order to avoid any potential disappointment to the family.

Referral route:
Online Referrals ONLY are accepted via our secure online forms:
https://www.northamptonshire-carers.org/make-a-referral

Cost:
Free
Age range:
5 years - 25 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Ofsted Inspection Grade:
N/A
Additional information:
Network Partner to National Organisation Carers Trust Funded by Children in Need with Special Thanks to Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust and Hannah Payne Trust
Eligibility criteria:
  • Carer
Referral route:
  • Online Application Form
  • Visit Venue
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