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One to one support

If you contact the Carers’ Centre, a Young Carer’s Officer will arrange to meet with you and find out more about how being a young carer affects you and your life. This is so that they can find ways you can get the help you need. When you meet, it can be away from the person you care for so that you can talk openly about how you feel.

The Young Carers’ Officer will listen to you and respect your views. They will help plan to make sure you can manage better.

Here’s what you’ll be asked about:

  • what you feel about caring
  • how you are coping at school
  • how you help the person you care for
  • what you do for fun and when you see your friends
  • what you do to be healthy
  • if you can cope with being a carer
  • if you understand all you need to about the person you look after
  • what you are thinking about for your future

Everything you talk about will be treated confidentially ­– this means no one can talk to anyone outside of the Carers’ Centre about you. But if your Young Carers’ Officer is worried about your safety they may need to get you some more help – but they will always talk to you about this first.