How to help young carers as someone working for a health or social care service.
Anyone who is under 18 and looks after someone who is ill, disabled or uses drugs or alcohol, is a young carer. This often involves doing tasks that would normally be done by an adult, such as:
● cooking meals
● going shopping
● making sure a loved one takes their medicine
● emotional support
We rely on professionals in the community like you to help us identify people who will benefit from our services.
If you meet a young person who might be a carer, please let us know about them using this form .
It’s important to refer someone whatever their caring responsibilities are – young people with a small caring role as well as those with a higher level of need.
To tell us about a young person who might be a carer, complete this referral form.
You can email the form, password protected, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can post it to:
Carers in Hertfordshire
The Red House
119 Fore Street
Hertfordshire County Council awarded Carers in Hertfordshire the contract to support all young carers across Hertfordshire from 1st April 2019. With the families’ consent, we use the Families First EHM System to assess the needs of the whole family. We work with other professionals to meet these needs where necessary.
Display these posters in your organisation to let young carers and their families know who we are, the support we offer and how they can get in touch.