If you are a child or young adult who spends time supporting a member of your family or a friend with everyday tasks that they cannot manage because of an illness or a disability, then you are a young carer, and there is support available for you.
Some of the ways young people care for someone are:
- Staying in the house a lot to be there for them
- Helping them to get up, get washed or dressed, or helping with toileting
- Doing lots of the household chores like shopping, cleaning and cooking
- Looking after younger brothers and sisters
- Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions
- Providing emotional support or a shoulder to cry on
- Helping someone communicate or take the medicines
Finding support in Bromley
Being a young carer can affect a young person’s social life and even health. But young people can learn lots of useful skills by being a young carer. Young carers can be particularly vulnerable and in need of specialist support and advice.
Bromley Well provides support for young carers aged 4 to 19 .
Some of the services provided are
- Opportunities to meet with other young carers, have fun, discuss any worries and try out new activities
- Emotional support
- Counselling by a professional counsellor
- Training courses / workshops
- Online support
- Peer support groups
- Leisure activities
- A young carers forum
- Support for preparing for adulthood
Find out more about Bromley Well services for young carers
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