Tag Archives: young carers

Proposals to step-up support for young carers

Proposals to provide better support for more young carers will be considered by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet later this month. There are an estimated 1,750 young carers in Somerset but at any one time the Council’s existing arrangements only support around 150. On Monday (13 May) Cabinet will decide whether to approve plans that aim […]

Young Carers Service update

Somerset County Council is expecting to consider proposals for a new way of supporting young carers early this summer. The Council is exploring a potential new approach that should mean better support for more young people, provided with the help of community organisations which can tap into funding that can’t be accessed by the County […]

Young Carers decision deferred as Council makes “most difficult” savings decisions

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Committee today approved the “most difficult savings proposals it has had to consider” to help secure its long-term financial sustainability. Cabinet also agreed to defer a decision on proposed saving for its Young Carers Service. This is to allow time for discussions with carers, families and the voluntary sector about a […]

Help available for young carers

Over 200 young carers regularly receive help and support from Somerset County Council – but it is keen to reach others. Young carers are unpaid carers under 18 who give their time to provide regular care for a disabled or unwell relative, whilst also attending school and managing the usual changes of growing up. Somerset […]

Volunteer To Help Young Carers

Volunteers are urged to step forward to provide support and help to young carers across Somerset. A Young Carer is anyone under 18 who provides regular care by helping to maintain the health, safety or day-to-day well-being of the person they care for – as well as the wider family. The Council is looking for […]