Darlington Young Carers
Support for young carers and young adult carers to reduce the impact of their caring role
Darlington Young Carers service supports young people juggling care responsibilities
Children and young people who have to juggle care responsibilities for relatives need real support as they go through their education. DISC’s innovative scheme, Darlington Young Carers provides a range of much-needed support for Young Carers aged under 16 and for Young Adult Carers aged under 25 living in the town.
Helping them cope
We aim to ensure that Young Carers are given the same life opportunities as their peers and have the required coping mechanisms to manage the emotional impact their caring role may bring
- One to One Support
- Activities, Support Groups and Respite
- Information, Advice and Guidance
- Whole Family Support
Contact our team
If you are a young carer or if someone you know provides physical and/or emotional care for a family member with long term illness, disability, mental health or alcohol/drug addiction contact our Darlington Young Carers team.
The 2011 census identified 195,000 young carers in the UK, with 13,000 caring for over 50 hours per week