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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.

Drop in Event for Carers Strategy Consultation

Drop in Event for Carers Strategy Consultation

Getting it right for Carers across Perth and Kinross

Getting it right for Carers across Perth and Kinross

5th
OCT -
5 OCT
Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside
ALLIANCE Engagement Events
Every month
Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
Perth Me Time Carers Support Group
3rd Wednesday of each month
Strathmore Carers Support Group
An informal group where unpaid carers can enjoy the company of other carers and do a variety of activities together in a relaxed and supported environment.

What is the difference between a Council and a PKAVS support plan?

What is the difference between a Council and a PKAVS support plan?