Today is Young Carers Action Day – an annual event organised by Carers Trust.
It’s a day for raising public awareness of young carers and young adult carers, the pressures and challenges they face, and the incredible contribution they make by caring for their family members and friends.
You can find out more information about how to get involved in the national campaign on the Carers Trust website.
How do we help support Young Carers in Devon?
Devon County Council commission Devon Carers to assess and support the needs of young carers aged up to 18 years old in Devon.
Devon Young Carers provide assessments and support for young carers in Devon delivered by locality teams. The service work closely with Devon schools and can provide information and advice to other professionals.
You can find more information on the Young Carers webpage.
Help spread the word
If you know a child or young person who has caring responsibilities please do encourage them to refer to the service to see if they can be offered an assessment and support.
Young people or their parents/ carers can make referrals to the service themselves or give permission for a professional to make a referral for them.