West Cumbria Young Carers Project offers a service to Young Carers aged between 5 & 18, who have caring responsibilities. They are young people whose lives are in some way restricted because of the need to take on responsibilities for the care of a person who is ill, disabled, elderly or with drug/alcohol problems. Caring tasks can range from general household tasks to full personal care.
Caring may affect young people, particularly at school, in some of the following ways:
West Cumbria Carers offer a number of services to Young Carers, with the provision of a Support Worker for the young person.
If you, or a member of your family would like to speak to one of our Support Workers for more information on how to access our services, or an informal chat, please get in touch.
If you don’t feel you need us at the moment, just bear this website in mind, as things may change.