Wellbeing and Young Carer Team

A young carer is a person under 18 who provides regular and relied  upon emotional and/or practical support and assistance for a family member who is disabled, physically or mentally unwell or who misuses substances.

Young Carers may be doing any number of supportive/caring tasks including:

  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • nursing
  • personal care
  • shopping
  • childcare for siblings
  • giving emotional support to the adult they care for.

Children are often very happy to help their parent or family member and it can be very positive. However, children also have the right to be looked after, and to have their own time to play, develop and learn.

The North Lincolnshire Wellbeing and Young Carer Team offer information and advice for professionals, children and families where there is an identified young carer role present.

Further information:

An assessment of the young person’s needs in relation to the care they provide:

  • help to find the right support for the young carer and their family
  • group activities and opportunities to have a break from caring
  • support to make new friendships and relationships
  • transitional planning and education advice for parents about what moving from children’s service to adult care support involves
  • support in moving from school into work
  • we work with schools, colleges and other agencies to raise awareness about young people and young carers, including how to identify and support them effectively.

Anyone can make a referral to the Wellbeing and Young Carer Team. This includes, families, schools, social care and health services.

Carers’ Trust – Know your rights

There are different rights for young carers and young adult carers for them to get support depending on their age. In this Know your rights guide you can find out about what rights you have and how to get more support.

The first part of this guide tells you about what an assessment is, and the different kinds of assessments the law says you can have, depending on your age.

The second part tells you about how the assessment works, and what happens after the assessment.

Contact Us

Email: youngcarers@northlincs.gov.uk

Tel: 01724 297502

Further Information

Last modified: March 11, 2024