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Wandsworth Young Carers

A young carer is a child or young person, under the age of 18, whose life is restricted because of the need to care for someone who is frail or ill, has a disability or mental health condition or is affected by substance misuse. 

Whilst the young person may be happy helping the person they care for, the situation they are in:

  • can sometimes be stressful;
  • can affect their education; and 
  • can make it hard to find time to relax and enjoy life with friends.

Despite their caring responsibilities young carers have the right to be cared for and to enjoy life in the same way other children and young people do.

If you are a young carer or know someone who is a young carer and are looking for group social opportunities, shortbreaks and the chance to have 1-2-1 check ins then contact us on

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Taye Thompson


Referral Details


Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

Young carers can refer themselves, or be referred by a health professional or care agency. Professionals need to complete an Early Help Assessment through EHITS online.

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Last updated: 07 May 2020

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