We are dedicated to supporting young carers throughout Skye & Lochalsh
SKYE & LOCHALSH YOUNG CARERS
Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers was established in 2000 to provide support to young carers from across the region.
We believe it is the right of every young carer to be recognised in their role and to have the same opportunities and life chances as other children and young people of a similar age.
What is a young carer?
A young carer is anyone aged 5-18 years who supports or looks after someone who has:
A physical illness or disability
A learning disability
Mental health problems
A long-term condition
A substance dependency
A young carer looks after their mum or dad, brother or sister, or a grandparent
They look after the person all by themselves, or they may help someone else to look after them