Siblings and Young Carers Group

About

Young carers are children and young people under the age of 18 who often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities to look after one of their parents or a brother or sister.

The Young Carers Group can give children and young people opportunity to meet other young carers in an informal and enjoyable way, giving them a break and an opportunity to enjoy activities.

The Young Carers Group offers activity sessions with opportunity for children and young people to get to know others in similar situations, make friends and enjoy themselves.

The group undertakes activities that may be difficult to achieve at home, for example swimming, arts and crafts, going to the beach or wildlife trips.

The aim of the group is for young carers to have fun and to have a break, free from the added responsibilities  at home. Young carers can also be supported if they wish to learn more about the disability or illness that affects their family.

Further Information

If you know a child or young person that you think may benefit from being part of the Siblings and Young Carers Group, please contact the Children’s Social Care team who will provide more information.

www.scilly.gov.uk/childrens-services/children’s-social-care

Contact

Children & Family Services

Council of the Isles of Scilly

Carn Gwaval

St. Mary’s

Isles of Scilly

TR21 0NA

 

Tel: 01720 424483 

Email: childrenssocialcare@scilly.gov.uk

 

Children and Family Services

Council of the Isles of Scilly

Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre

St Mary's

Isles of Scilly

TR21 0NA

Telephone: 01720 424490

Email: localofferscilly@scilly.gov.uk