Young Carers 2017-07-03T14:31:38+00:00

Young Carers & Young Adult Carers

You are not alone. Around 12,000 young people in Norfolk are carers, looking after someone at home who is physically or emotionally unwell, disabled or who misuses alcohol or drugs.

 

There are more than 12,000 of us in Norfolk and we all look after someone in our family who is ill or disabled or who misuses alcohol or drugs.  

Emily is 19 and she’s a Young Adult Carer from Attleborough.  Watch Emily talk about caring for her mum: 

https://youtu.be/dtMq2wnQuT4

“My support worker encouraged me to do things like bowling.  It’s good to be with other Young Adult Carers – and we don’t always talk about caring!”   

Young Adult Carers can have a needs assessment: 

You can talk to Norfolk County Council 0344 800 8020 or Norfolk Carers Advice Line: 0808 808 9876  

There are lots more contacts on handy numbers tab. 


 

There are more than 12,000 if us in Norfolk and we all look after someone in our family who is ill or disabled, or who misuses alcohol or drugs.  

 

Ask about Norfolk’s Guide to Helping Young Carers and Families. 

Norfolk County Council Children’s Services:  
0344 800 8020
www.norfolk.gov.uk/caresupport-and-health/lookingafter-someone/young-carers

Norfolk Young Carers Forum
07976 447 764 

@NorfolkYCForum

NorfolkYCForum 

Talk to your school or college Student Services about how they can help you too! 

Emergency numbers
Non life-threatening medical
111  


Fire, Police, Ambulance
999  


Non-emergency Norfolk Police
101 


Norfolk County Council Adult and Children’s Social Services Open 24 hours and for emergencies.
0344 800 8020 

Norfolk Swift Response Urgent and/or unexpected care of an adult, aged over 18.
0344 800 8026 


Childline Helpline for young people
0800 1111 


Matthew Project: Unity – support if you’re affected by someone else’s drug, substance or alcohol misuse.
0800 970 4866
matthewproject.org/unity  


Mental Health
www.whatsthedealwith.co.uk 

Wellbeing Service Mental Health
0300 123 1503

More

Information for carers:

Where To Start
Practical Help With Caring
Planning Ahead
Your Health & Wellbeing
Money Matters

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