Spurgeons Young Carers
Spurgeons offers a wide range of services to support young carers, from mentoring and educational support to activities and trips away to give them much needed time out from their caring duties.
COVID-19 update: Our services are still operating during this time and are accepting referrals for support. We are working differently to ensure we can still meet the needs of young people and their families. Parent assessments are now being completed over the phone and we are hosting virtual groups. We are still supporting young people receiving 1-1 work either via phone or video call.
Spurgeons' Young Carers programme was a finalist in two categories at the 2019 Children & Young People Now Awards.
We support children and young people who have caring responsibilities to overcome the challenges they face.
Spurgeons supports around 800 young people aged 8 to 18 through our Young Carers services in Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
These young people are caring for a family member with an illness or disability.
They have to grow up too fast - the need to balance their caring responsibilities with school leaves them little time to have fun with their friends.
We work in partnership with other agencies to support young carers individually and within their families in a range of ways, including:
- Time out through groups, trips and activities
- Information, advice and practical help for the family
- Educational, training and homework support
- One-to-one tailored support
- Transition support
- Mentoring support
Visit the Spurgeons Young Carers Website
Our young carers services have a dedicated website providing information for young people, parents and professionals on the range of support available in your area. You can also read stories from those helped by the services and find some useful links to other organisations providing support via the info hub.
The Spurgeons team provide young carers services in Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
Birmingham Young Carers
Wolverhampton Young Carers
Find our young carers services on social:
Support for families
Spurgeons delivers a variety of support to Young Carers in the West Midlands
What is a young carer?
A young carer is someone who helps care for someone within their family.
Information for parents
Information for those with a son, daughter or young person in the household who is helping to care for a family member.
Information for professionals
Guidance around identifying young carers and some of the indicators to look out for.
Support services and useful links for young carers and their families
Volunteering can be a great way to support young people with caring responsibilities as well as the local community.
News and Blogs
Read the latest news and blogs from Spurgeons Young Carers services
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