Young Carers


Young Carers at St Cyres School

A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.

Children may engage in:

Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)

Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)

Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)

Managing the family budget (collecting benefits)

Managing medication and prescriptions

Looking after younger siblings

Helping someone communicate

Information on Managing Medicines

Information on Knowing Your Rights

St Cyres School can support young carers. If you, or a family member, needs support please contact Mrs Tomlins. We can be contacted by emailing youngcarers@stcyres.org or by visiting J110 every last Thursday of the month for a drop in session.  All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence. There is a noticeboard outside the LRC with more information.