SKYE & LOCHALSH YOUNG CARERS

We are dedicated to supporting young carers throughout Skye & Lochalsh

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.

65

Young Carers supported every week

730

hours of time volunteered

24,507

Transport costs for young carers to attend weekly support groups & respite trips

202

hours of one to one support accessed by young carers

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
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