What we do
Barnardo’s Action With Young Carers Liverpool, is a city wide service. A young carer is a child or young person under the age of 18 years, who provides unpaid care, assistance or support to an adult family member who has a physical illness/disability including mental ill-health, sensory disability or has a problematic use of drugs or alcohol.
The service works towards reducing the negative impact that caring can have, socially, emotionally, and educationally. Young carers receive an assessment of need, a support plan and regular reviews. Young carers will also have the opportunity to receive 1-1 support, participate in breaks from caring, attend group activities, take part in personal development opportunities and safety planning for the person they care for.
Referrals to the service can be made directly by children, young people and family members or by professionals who support them.
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