Devon Young Carers
Main Contact: Tracy Downs
Position: Young Carers Lead Practitioner
Address: Farm House Rise, Exminster, EX6 8AT
Telephone: 03456 434435
Objective: Identify and support young carers across East Devon. Raise awareness of young carers issues with other professionals to increase early identification.
Activities and Support Offered: Young carers are offered an assessment of their needs. All young carers are offered access to drop-in sessions once a month in Axminster. There are also trips and activities during the school holidays and some receive 1:1 support.
Target Group: Young Carers - those young people who have a caring role as a result of someone within their family having an illness or disability. This may be a sibling, parent or grandparent and they may have a physical disability, mental health problem or substance misuse issue.
Transport Provided? Yes
Is there are charge? No
Is a referral required? Yes - Anyone can refer (including the young people themselves)