Advice for Professionals

Professionals wishing to make a referral to either the Young Carers or Parent Carers services should complete the relevant Young Carers Referral Form or Parent Carers Referral Form.

A Triage & Assessment Worker will contact either you/the young carer/the family within 5 working days to find out more about the young carer and the family situation in order to make an assessment about what support is needed.  They will then either ask a local Family Carer Practitioner to work with the whole family to enable them to access support and assessments (this can include the person being cared for) to ensure the young carer’s caring responsibilities are reduced.  Alternatively they will refer the young carer to one of our delivery partners to work either 1:1 or in groups with the young carer over 3 – 6 months to give them the tools, resources and social opportunities to enable them to cope better.

If you are a young carer and would like advice or support, get in touch by calling our free Advice Line on 0800 083 1148.