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Young carer

Being a Young Carer can have a negative impact on a Young Person such as low confidence and self-esteem, low educational attendance & attainment and poor physical & mental health.  It is Imago Young Carers aim to reduce the negative and highlight the positive impact of being a carer such as increased resilience, empathy, non-judgmental attitude and caring nature.

Imago Young Carers delivers a support service to anyone aged 8-18 or 24 if the young carer is disabled or had learning difficulties living in Havering who is taking on caring responsibilities for a family with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.

Imago Young Carers will enable Young Carers aged 8-18 to receive some respite from their caring responsibilities, socialise with their peers and receive tailored support and information. We provide social groups for Young Carers called Chill Clubs. 

For further information, please contact the Imago Young Carers Hub:

Phone 0300 111 1110

Email hello@haveringyoungcarers.org.uk 

Twitter: @HCarers

The Imago YC Hub is available for you to call Monday - Friday 9-5pm to talk about Young Carers’ needs and can provide information, advice and signposting. 

To make a referral please click HERE

 

Other Useful contacts

The Children's Society Young Carer page
Web: www.youngcarer.com

Child Line
If you need to talk about something you can always contact Childline.

Phone: 0800 1111

Gov.uk Young People Page
Web: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm

Samaritans  
Address: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, P.O. Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 
Web: www.samaritans.org.uk 
Email: jo@samaritans.org

NHS- Young Carers Support

There is lots of information and support for young carers on the NHS website. To find out more, click HERE

Young Carers Assessment

If you are a young carer and need help requesting an assessment why not ask a friend, family member or a teacher.

For more information about services for Young Carers in the London Borough of Havering, click HERE