656 Cathcart Road, Glasgow G42 8AA, UK
A Young Carer is a person under the age of 18 who provides or who intends to provide care for an adult or child needing care, except where the child needs care solely due to their age. Therefore, a young carer could be helping to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled, misuses drugs or alcohol, or has mental health issues.
The support we offer includes :
Short Breaks: flexible direct support can be offered to enable the Young Carer to attend meetings, training, personal appointments, special events, to alleviate their caring role or replace their care in event of an emergency.
Information and Advice: our Young Carer Worker will provide information and advice to enable young carers to make informed choices e.g. how to access services, & information about medical conditions affecting the person who is being cared for
Emotional Support: staff will offer support, through one to one contact, by helping young carers to access a support group to enable you to meet other carers in a relaxed environment or by referring you to a specialist support service if required
Money Matters: staff will provide or arrange for a full check on benefit entitlement including assistance with form filling. They can also assist with completion of forms for grants or allowances. Furthermore, they can signpost you to organisations which provide support e.g. Young Carers Grants; Carers Allowance & Young Scot offers.
Training A programme of training is available to carers in Glasgow on a variety of topics which can support the caring role or to assist maintain your health and wellbeing.
“Having a Voice”: Young Carers should be able to speak out about their needs. Assistance can be given to develop local support groups and forums. Carers are encouraged to attend local and city wide carers events where issues that affect you can be raised and addressed.
Carers can self-refer or you can do this on their behalf.
Complete the online referral for at https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/article/25856/Carers-Self-Referral
OR call The Carers Information Line on 0141 353 6504 who will take your referral over the phone