Young Carers (5-17)

PKAVS Young Carers supports young people between the ages of 5 and 15 who provide care or assistance to a family member of any age who has a disability, physical or mental long term health condition or is affected by drug or alcohol misuse.

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Young Carers

The Young Carers team provides opportunities for young carers to be children first and to support them to manage their caring responsibilities. We have a team of young carer support workers that help young carers identify their social, practical, emotional and educational needs. Click below to find out more.

Latest Young Carers (5-17) News

Calling on all unpaid carers to take a survey on what support you need in your caring role!

July 22nd 2022, By pkavs

Calling on all unpaid carers to take a survey on what support you need in your caring role! Carers Trust has launched a survey of unpaid adult carers to find out what support unpaid carers need from government. The survey also asks how social care reform could support carers more…


PKAVS Loneliness Consultation

June 24th 2022, By pkavs

Loneliness and social isolation are associated with a reduced lifespan equal to someone smoking 15 cigarettes per day - and greater than someone with obesity. Loneliness is also linked to an increased risk of heart disease, dementia, anxiety, depression, addiction, and suicide.

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- What Carer's Assessments are available? - How do I make an appointment with a Carers Support Worker? - Who can have a Carer’s Assessment? - Will my Carer's Assessment include planning for emergencies? - I have made a referral to PKAVS Carers Centre and haven’t heard anything back, who do I contact? View All Young Carers (5-17) FAQs
The difference we are making
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Daniel recently started to attend our fortnightly respite groups after seeing our Young Carers Awareness Day campaign. He has attended groups since then, meeting up with friends from his school and striking up new friendships with fellow carers.

He currently receives one-to-one telephone support, which his mum has said is a “real boost” and is very grateful for this as it helps him talking to someone outside the family about his thoughts and feelings.

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Alyssa Munro

Young Carers Administration Officer (On mat leave)

Hello, I’m Alyssa and I am the Young Carers Administrator here at PKAVS. You will find me on reception most of the time. I also do sessional work with the Young Carers helping to run weekly respite groups and activities in the holidays.

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