Helping Young Carers

Young Carers are children and young people aged 18 and younger who are caring for or helping to support ayoungcarerinternet.jpg family member who is ill or has a disability. In some cases there may be a family member who is dealing with an alcohol or drug problem. Young carers may be helping with shopping, laundry or simply helping someone to get about.

These young carers sometimes miss out on opportunities that other young people have, because they feel responsible for someone else and don’t want to leave them on their own. They may find it difficult to concentrate in school or find time to spend with their friends.

Here are some organisations that can help:

Name of Group

Contact Person

Telephone

Meetings

174 Trust Young Carers Activity Project,
Belfast

www.174trust.org 

Linda Duffy
9-13 year olds

 

9074 7114 

 

Monthly 

Action for Children
Young Carers Project
Belfast

www.actionforchildren.org.uk

Jennifer Hamilton

Loughshore House
10 Heron Rd
Belfast
BT3 9LE

9046 0500

Various