Renfrewshire Council

Young carers

Renfrewshire has a Young Carers Project based in Renfrewshire Carers Centre.

A Young Carer is anyone, under the age of 18 years, who carers and/or supports a person who is ill, has a disability, is elderly or frail, is experiencing mental distress or is affected by substance abuse. 

The Young Carers Project can help with a lot of problems that Young Carers come across. They can offer:

  • a chance to meet other young carers near your age at our groups
  • fun and time out
  • information and advice specifically to help young carers
  • an opportunity to talk to someone in private, or to receive individual (one to one) support
  • family support, for example, Welfare benefits advice, information about other organisations which provide services
  • access to other services
  • someone to listen to worries

Our dedicated, security checked and trained staff are available to help Young Carers in their caring role.

Please contact Renfrewshire Carers Centre Young Carers Project for more information.

Professionals can download referral forms via the Renfrewshire Carers Centre website.



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