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Waltham Forest Young Carers Project

The Young Carers Project supports children and young people who give regular care to a parent, carer or sibling with a disability, mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency, or other needs.

About you:

  • are you between 6 and 18 years-old and living in Waltham Forest?
  • do you help look after your parent, carer or a sibling because they are disabled, have emotional or mental health needs or drug/alcohol dependency?
  • do you worry about the person you care for?
  • does your family have problems with money, finding work or getting benefits?
  • do you have less time than your friends to do things you enjoy?
  • do you have difficulties at school or college?
  • do you feel isolated or different from other young people around you?

How we can help you

The Young Carers Project can offer you the following support;

  • whole family support
  • access to clubs and positive activities
  • support with education, training or employment
  • school holiday activities
  • residential breaks
  • days out

We can also look for, and get specialist support from our partner agencies and organisations if you have specific needs that require a specialist.

Get in contact 

If you’ve got any questions, you can speak to the Young Carers team on:

Telephone: 020 8496 2960

Email: young.carers@walthamforest.gov.uk

Our promise to you

We make sure that you’re involved and play an active role in all decisions and in choosing the kind of support that you need to achieve your goals.

 We promise to:

  • treat you with respect
  • ask you directly about the support you need
  • give you access to the information we hold about you and your family
  • ask your views on the way that the project should involve you and how the project is run
  • be sensitive to your culture, ethnicity and religion

Make a referral (for agencies)

If you know of a child or young person in Waltham Forest who maybe a young carer that requires additional support, than you should make a referral to the Young Carers Project.

Please download the EH Young Carers New Referrals and CSC Step Down to EH and follow the most appropriate route.

You can also download an LBWF MASH Referral form.

If you are unsure, have any further questions or queries, you can contact the Young Carers team on 020 8496 2960 or email us at young.carers@walthamforest.gov.uk

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