Kernow Young Carers

Bringing Hope, Giving Happiness, Creating Memories

What we offer

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“A young carer is a child or young person (under 18) who provides regular care and support for a family member.”

The family member may be affected by:

  • Ill Health
  • A disability
  • Mental ill health
  • Substance misuse

Kernow Young Carers aim to make the caring role a more positive experience for the children and young people involved by offering:

  • Support
  • Information, guidance and advice
  • Activities and trips
  • Short breaks
  • School groups
  • Training and educational sessions e.g. first aid
  • Advocacy
  • Local young carers groups and forums

Referrals are accepted from families, any agency and professionals working with the family.

The referral form is available to download to the right of this page, or click on register an interest and a worker will contact you as soon as possible.