Young Carers

Our carers champion is Jo, if you have any queries or require any further information that you cannot find below you can call the Surgery on 01454 412167 and ask for Jo.

Is this you? – You may be a young carer!

Many young people do not consider themselves to be young carers, they are just looking after someone in their family who needs help and getting on with that needs to be done.

In order to care safely and stay in good health, young carers need information, support, respect and recognition.  Many young carers continue to go unrecognised, and although they spend a lot of time looking after someone, they frequently say they feel invisible.

The Carers support Centre uses a family centred approach to provide information, advice and support to young carers and their families.

https://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/young-carers/

Your Own Health

We will do our best to help you look after yourself as well as the person you care for, we offer:

  • Register of carers – Please register yourself as a carer at reception or download here or you can discuss with you GP.
  • Flu Vaccinations to Carers each Autumn
  • Helping you get appointments at times that work best for you
  • Listening to how caring is affecting you and what you think is best for the person you look after
  • Sometimes we can speak to you about the condition of the person you can for or the medication they are using as long as there is consent given – carers consent form 05.17

Help for young carers

It is difficult looking after someone. It’s important for you to have some help and support for yourself.

Carers Support Centre is a charity that supports young carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. You can can talk to them in complete confidence about your situation. They will listen and try to help you get the support you need.

Call CarersLine: 0117 965 2200
Or Text: 07722 283 673

(Text your name and where you live and someone will text you back as soon as possible)

Support at School

It is important that you let your school know you are a young carer, speak to someone you know and trust, for example a tutor. Some schools run groups especially for young carers, if your school doesn’t please ask them to refer  you to Carers Support Centre.

Money for breaks

If you are a young carer living in Bristol or have a Bristol GP you will be able to have a carers assessment. This could mean getting money to spend on a break.

https://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/young-carers/services-for-young-carers/

Useful Contacts

NHS Direct
Advice on looking after a parent, brother or sister; and information on fitting in socialising with caring and dealing with feelings.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support/young-carers-rights/

Young Sibs
Information for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults.
https://www.youngsibs.org.uk/

Well Aware
Information on health , wellbeing and community services.
Tel: 0808 808 5252

Be connected, be informed, be well