Lincolnshire Young Carers is a service designed to help and support children and young people up to the age of 19 years who are helping to care for someone at home. That person may be a parent, brother or sister, grandparent or any other relative.
A young carer may be providing support with:
cooking, housework and shopping
physical care, such as helping someone in and out of bed
personal care, such as assistance with dressing, toileting and administering medication
managing the family budget
collecting prescriptions and arranging GP or hospital appointments
helping with communication
looking after brothers or sisters
The Young Carers Service understands the challenges young carers may face at home, at school, or within college or employment.
We offer a comprehensive service which will give young carers someone who will assess their needs, provide information, and make sure the right support is provided.
There may also be the opportunity for attending a group or an activity, and the chance to meet up with other young carers.
Anyone can refer to our service: families can self refer or a professional such as a teacher, school nurse, or social worker can refer for you.