Young Carers

Who is a Young Carer?

A Young Carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps look after someone in their family or a friend, who is ill, disabled, has mental health issues or misuses drugs and alcohol.


What might a young carer do?

Practical tasks like cooking, housework and cleaning

Physical care such as helping someone out of bed

Emotional support including talking to someone who is distressed

Personal care such as helping someone to dress

Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions

Helping to give medicine

Helping someone communicate

Looking after brothers and sisters


Mrs Butterfield leads support for the young carers at St Joseph's.


If you are a younger carer we are here to help you!

You may find the following websites helpful:

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Woodford Lane, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2JS