Merton Young Carers
Merton Young Carers supports children aged 5-17 who are looking after or whose life is affected by a family member who is ill or disabled. The project offers clubs and activities offering ‘time out’ from caring, information for you and your family, a chance to meet others in similar situations, support in your contact with social workers, teachers and healthcare workers, an opportunity to talk to someone in private and receive individual support.
Who to contact
- Vestry Hall
336-338 London Road
- CR4 3UD
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- 9.30am to 4.00pm
- Session Information
Monday to Friday (recorded info at weekends)
- Age Ranges
- 5-17 and a carer; 17-24 if caring for someone with mental health issues
- Referral required
- Referral Details
We accept referrals from professionals - such as social workers, GPs, teachers and Family Support Workers, but also from family members and carers themselves. However, please note that for all young carers under the age of 18, we will need parental consent
We provide young carers with:
accurate, up to date information about personal and lifestyle issues, learning and career opportunities, where to find advice and how to access it.
activities that help young people to gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to their situation.
impartial guidance and support to help young people understand themselves and their needs, confront barriers, resolve conflicts, develop new perspectives and make progress.
providing information about upcoming events, activities, support groups, training and details of who is in the team and what their role is.
We can attend meetings with young carers and their families, supporting them to have their say and understand what is being said, so that they can make real choices about their lives.
to access other support as and when needed.
the opportunity to talk about how they feel and help them to manage these feelings.
assessments to ensure that they are getting the correct benefits.
Time away from caring
this could be attending club night or activities.
a group activity which focuses on learning about one topic or theme.
provide a safe place for young carers to have fun and share experiences.