Early Help - Barnardo's Rotherham Young Carers Service
|Name||Barnardo's Rotherham Young Carer's Service|
|Who are you||The service provides support to children and young people who give care to someone in their family, usually a parent, grandparent, sibling, or someone very close to them. The person they care for will have a serious or long term illness, disability, mental health difficulties or problematic use of alcohol or drugs. |
The service has an inclusive approach; supporting the family has a whole and working in partnership with other agencies. Our aim is to reduce any negative impact of the caring role on children and young people and build on the positive strengths within families, increasing resilience and making a long term difference.
Time limited, solution focused support which includes an individual support plan, specifically tailored to each child/young persons needs as a young carer. This can include:
|Where and how accessed||Support is borough wide and can be accessed through the referral process. |
Referrals are made through school, health, social care, voluntary organisations and self referrals are also accepted. The referral document can be obtained by contacting the service.
|Age range||8 to 18 years (up to 19th birthday)|
|Service type|| |
Available to any child or young person whose caring role has a negative impact on them physically or emotionally.
|Opening times||Monday to Friday|
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