You may not think of yourself as a carer – it may seem like part of normal life to do the shopping, help with the cooking, mind a younger sister or brother, or help in other ways. But we know how tough those extra tasks can be, particularly when you are juggling school, college or a job.
If you are aged between 5 and 25 and live in the London Borough of Lewisham, or the person you care for lives in Lewisham, we are here to support you. Our young carers service can help you with advice, support, and a chance to relax and meet friends.
Our services are divided by age, so we can make sure we provide the support that is right for you.
Support for 5-16 year olds
We know how difficult it can be to take a break. We run drop-in social sessions, and art club, trips, activities, and more. Find out more.
Support for 17-25 year olds
We know what a challenge it can be to juggle caring with school, college, university or a job. We run drop in and relax sessions, monthly actitivites, and can provide advice and support and more. Find out more.
Not sure if you’re a carer?
There are lots of things young people do that mean they are a carer from doing extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning to helping someone get dressed and move around. Read our guide on what a young carer is.
Supporting a young carer?
Are you a professional supporting a young carer, or supporting an adult who also receives support from a young carer? You can get support from us and refer young people into our service. Read our information for professionals.