Do you think your child could be a Young Carer?
At Hinchley Wood Primary, we are very proud to support our Young Carers. Young carers provide on-going care and emotional support to a family member.
A young carer is someone under 18 who may be caring for a family member who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. They often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult. Research suggests there are at least 700,000 young carers in the UK but many do not realise they are a young carer.
Young Carers may engage in:
Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)
Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)
Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)
Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)
Looking after younger siblings
Helping someone communicate
We know that Young Carers may need a little extra support to enjoy and do well at school.. We ensure that our young carers are given time to spend with our HSLW to have some special 'me time'. We also refer to Surrey's Action for Carers. They provide resources, activities and holiday events.
If you think your child might be a young carer, or could be affected by any of the issues we’ve highlighted, please contact the school office to make an appointment to speak or meet directly with the Young Carers’ Lead, Mrs Cheryl Lane.
Surrey Young Carers Newsletter: