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Kent Young Carers

 

There are over 10,000 Young Carers in Kent and according to BBC research there could be another 30,000 hidden Young Carers!  It is important that Young Carers know that they are not alone in their caring role.

Being a Young Carer can have a negative impact on a Young Person such as low confidence and self-esteem, low educational attendance & attainment and poor physical & mental health.  It is Kent Young Carers aim to reduce the negative and highlight the positive impact of being a carer such as increased resilience, empathy, non-judgemental attitude and caring nature.

 
 
 
 

Kent Young Carers is the countywide service for Young Carers across Kent.  Young Carers are anyone under the age of 18 who are taking on caring responsibilities for a family with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.

KYC will enable Young Carers aged 5-18 to receive some respite from their caring responsibilities, socialise with their peers and receive tailored support and information. We provide social groups for Young Carers called Chill Clubs. 

For further information please contact the KYC Hub:

Phone 0300 111 1110

Email info@kentyoungcarers.org.uk 

Twitter: @KentYoungCarers

Facebook: Kent Young Carers

Please visit the website www.kentyoungcarers.org.uk for newsletters, referral forms and other information.

  

The KYC Hub is available for you to call Monday - Friday 9-5pm to talk about Young Carers’ needs and can provide information, advice and signposting. 

 

To make a referral please use the online form below

 
 
 

Volunteer with us!

 

Volunteering is a fantastic way to gain experience, improve your CV or dip your toe into a new career, plus it gives you the feel-good factor!  You can gain first-hand experience of working with young people, fundraising, PR, office administration or befriending.  Please get in touch today for a Volunteer Application Pack, training is provided. info@kentyoungcarers.org.uk  

“Knowing I have made a young person smile and feel happier for just a couple of hours – no better feeling than that!” Leanne, Chill Club Volunteer Assistant