About this service

CareFree provides a range of services for young carers under 19 who provide regular and ongoing care and/or emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally unwell, disabled and/or misuses substances.

The service operates throughout Leicestershire County only. Consultation/training provision is available in Rutland.

A secure online referral for young carers in Leicestershire County can be made to the service by clicking on the "Apply for this service" link below. Alternatively please contact the service on 0116 286 7182 and ask to speak to a project worker.

Young carers in Leicester City can now access support directly through Leicester City Council. Please contact their Duty and Advice Service on 0116 454 1004, choosing option no.1, for further information.

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Young carers

Supporting children and young people who care for and look after family members affected by health issues, disability or substance misuse.

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Family support

Supporting parents, carers and families with guidance and activities 

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