Action with Young Carers Liverpool
Supporting young carers and their family
Barnardo's Action With Young Carers is commissioned to ensure that young carers and young adult carers up to the age of 25 are identified and can receive a carers assessment under the statutory duty of Liverpool City Council.
We work within a whole family approach to reduce the negative impact of caring by accessing support for the young carer and family members where there is an identified need.
Who is a young carer?
A young carer is defined in law as a 'person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care to another person'. This includes 'providing practical or emotional support' (Children and Families Act 2014). A young adult carer is someone who is aged 18-25 and provides, or intends to provide, care, assistance or support to an adult on an unpaid basis.
Action With Young Carers Liverpool works with young carers and young adult carers who are caring for an adult who has a physical illness/disability, including mental ill health, sensory disability or has problematic use of drugs or alcohol.
We actively encourage children, young people and family members to contact us. We will discuss what support is available so that they can make choices about whether they would like an assessment.