Supporting Young Carers in North Devon
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Carewise supports and works with children and young people from across North Devon, up to the age of 18 who look after or support parents, relatives or siblings with care needs. The term Young Carer is simply a way of describing young people up to the age of 18, who care for, or give support to, someone in their family. A Young Carer may give practical or emotional care. They may help with shopping, cooking and cleaning, help to look after brothers and sisters, give medicine or help with mobility if someone is in a wheelchair or unable to get about. Young Carers are all unique individuals and have different roles. What links them is the care and support they provide for someone else.
Carewise can offer:
- Support and understanding
- Trips and outings to fun places
- Monthly after school sessions in Holsworthy
- Mentoring Scheme – a volunteer you can talk to and have fun with
- A quarterly newsletter
- Advice and information
Visit the Carewise Website for more information.