As a young carer you are entitled to get help and support from your council. The council will not be looking to stop you from supporting the person you look after, nor to separate you from that person. They will ask you what sort of support you would like to make your life and your caring role easier.
Support is available from the Early Help Teams in Family Services in the relevant borough. They can provide young carers with:
- An assessment of their needs.
- One to one support for young carers with a high level of need.
- Advice to support young carers in their caring role.
- Information about other support services and activities they engage in.
You can contact the council direct. Or, if you prefer, you can ask someone you know to contact them for you - maybe a friend or relative, a teacher, or your family doctor. Don't be afraid to ask - it is important to get the help you are entitled to.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea:
Early Help for Families Team
Tel: 0207 598 4601 / 0207 361 4129
City of Westminster:
Children and Families Access Team
Tel: 0207 641 4000