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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

Young Carers in Lewisham

A young carer is a young person aged 18 or under who looks after a mum, dad, brother, sister or other relative who is disabled, ill, has mental ill health or a problem with drugs or alcohol. Most young carers look after one of their parents or care for a brother or sister.
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If you are a young carer there is support available for you. The service includes:-

Carers Lewisham Young Carers Service supports children and young people aged 5-18. It particularly aims to:

    • Improve life skills and learning  
    • Improve self-esteem, confidence and resilience
    • Help reduce inappropriate care   

Young Carers can benefit from:

    • Access to holiday activities including trips, a summer residential and events
    • Signposting and referrals to other statutory services
    • Access to information and advice relating to their caring role, right and entitlements, and support services
    • Term-time respite activities
    • Schools support to improve early identification, assessment and support to young carers in education through awareness-raising to teachers and pupils, offering 1:1 support, advocacy and signposting.

Have a look at the Young Carers Website

Regular Young Carers Clubs

  • 3rd Saturday of every month, 11am-4pm, Ringway Community Centre, 268 Baring Road, Grove Park, SE12 0DS : 11-16 years old.

  • 2nd Saturday of every month, 12-2pm, Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road, London, SE14 5TY: 8-11 years old.

  • 1st Saturday of every month, 12-3.30pm, Cherry Blossom Children’s Centre, 118 Old Bromley Road, BR1 4JY: 8-11 years old.

At these clubs, young carers can access; 1:1 support, play games consoles such as Wii & XBOX, access the internet, sporting activities, arts and crafts and much more. Refreshments and snacks are available at all the clubs free of charge.

Pick-ups and drop-offs are available for young carers aged 11 years old and under.

Contact Details:

Carers Lewisham
Waldram Place
Forest Hill
London
SE23 2LB                                                                                                   

Tel: 020 8699 8686
or e-mail: info@carerslewisham.org.uk

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

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