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Young Carers

Young Carers are children and young people aged between 8-16 years old who provide care or assistance to a family member of any age, due to disability, mental health issues, chronic/terminal illness or problems relating to alcohol or substance misuse.

Young Carers can also have emotional as well as practical caring responsibilities. The level of responsibility that is sometimes placed on young carers would normally be associated with that of an adult.

What do Young Carers do?

  • Domestic activities - cleaning, laundry, washing
  • Household management - food shopping, lifting, cooking
  • Financial and practical management - withdrawing cash, paying bills
  • Personal care - washing, bathing and giving medication
  • Emotional Care - making sure the person they care for is okay
  • Sibling care - looking after a brother or sister

Watch the video on Young Carers telling their story. This is just a few examples of what Young Carers do. Every Young Carers story is different but PKAVS Young Carers Hub is here to support you.

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Every month
Perth Carers Support Group
Perth Carers Support Group
Every second Wednesday
Creative Carers
24th
OCTOBER
2017
Going Beyond Harm
Carers Trust Scotland and Scottish Patient Safety Programme for Mental Health are holding an event for mental health carers, service users and staff on 24th October, Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth, PH2 0TH, 10.30am-2.15pm.  Tea, coffee and buffet lunch included.

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