What is a Young Carer?
A Young Carer is child or young person whose life is affected because they are responsible for looking after someone at home. This can include a parent, grandparent, sibling or other family member. The people they look after may have a physical or learning disability, long term illness, mental health illness or suffer with substance misuse problems.
The additional care and responsibilities Young Carers have might include:
- Personal care
- Giving medication
- Looking after siblings
- Emotional care
- Financial care
Haydonleigh has a designated member of staff who has special responsibility for Young Carers and will ensure that all support is offered and co-ordinated to suit each individual.
Currently our designated liaison is: Miss Fran May
If you think your child may be a Young Carer then please let us know so we can help.
For further information, please visit the Swindon Young Carers website: