Young Carers Service Northamptonshire

Type of service:
Advice And Information
Address:
123 Midland Road, Northamptonshire Carers, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1LU
Telephone number:
01933 677 837
Service description:
A young carer is aged between 5yrs-18yrs. 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 and 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 18yrs needs to have the permission of the Parent/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.
Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
5 years - 18 years
Languages:
English
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
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
Quality rated:
Unknown
Last updated on:
24/04/2017
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