Support during coronavirus
We are working with local charities and other partners to provide a community response for those who don't have support and need advice or practical help.
Healthwatch Bracknell Forest, working with involve Community Services, are coordinating this. This is not an alternative to the NHS or social services.
Between 8am and 10pm call 01344 266 911 or email email@example.com
For COVID-19 health advice visit 111 online or call 111.
A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.
Extra responsibilities may include:
- practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping
- physical care, such as helping someone out of bed
- emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed
- personal care, such as helping someone dress
- managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions
- helping to give medicine
- helping someone communicate
- looking after brothers and sisters
As a young carer you are entitled to a free young carers assessment. This is regardless of who is being cared for, what type of care is provided or how often the care is provided.
We also provide support for young adult carers up to the age of 25 by working with partner organisations to support transition to adult services.
Young carers assessment
To get an assessment you will need to meet the definition of a young carer and have your parents' consent. You should also get an assessment if you are doing any age inappropriate care, or your caring responsibilities affect your:
- physical health
- emotional wellbeing
- relationships with family and friends
A young carer's assessment is a chance for you to talk about your needs as a young carer and the ways in which you could receive support.
Most assessments in Bracknell Forest are completed by a professional you already know such as your Family Support Advisor in school, your social worker or an early help professional.
How to get an assessment
You can contact our young carers service directly by:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- talking to your school, social carer or early help professional and they can refer you to our service