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Spurgeons - Young Carers

Spurgeons is one of the UK's leading children's charities, supporting children and their families for almost 150 years. We deliver more than 85 high-quality services reaching over 50,000 children and 13,500 parents or carers.

Who are young carers?

It is estimated that around 27,500 people in Wolverhampton care for an elderly or vulnerable friend or relative, or someone with a disability or mental health needs.

Family circumstances mean that from an early age some children and young people provide regular or ongoing care and support to another family member as a result of them having a physical or mental illness, a disability, or are struggling with substance misuse. Young carers often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.

Who to contact

Telephone
01902 877550
E-mail
wolverhamptonyoungcarers@spurgeons.org
Website
Spurgeons Young Carers
Notes

Young carers are in a position where they have to assume a level of responsibility that would normally only be asked of an adult. The stress and anxiety that this can cause can leave them feeling isolated and unsupported. Many miss out on their childhood and youth as time constraints make it impossible for them to attend school or take part in leisure activities with their peers.

Where to go

Name
Spurgeons
Address
The Workspace
All Saints Road
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Postcode
WV2 1EL

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
8-18
Referral required
No

Record Last Updated on: 24/10/2018

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