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Young carers

Young carers are children or a young person aged 18 or under who are the main carers of a parent, sibling or grand-parent who may have

  • a disability
  • a serious illness
  • a mental health problem
  • or an alcohol, drug or substance problem

Young carers can face serious caring responsibilities and often do not know where to go for help or even that they need it. In Leeds we have services specifically to support young carers and to give advice to professionals who are aware of a young carer.

Willow Young Carers Service, The HOST Media Centre, Savile Mount, Chapeltown Leeds LS7 3HZ.  Tel:  0113 2622851  or email willow.youngcarers@barnardos.org.uk

For more information see the external links, including referral form on Willow's website.