A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.
Children may engage in:
- Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)
- Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)
- Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)
- Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)
- Managing medication
- Looking after younger siblings
- Helping someone communicate
- Emotional support
Burnside can support young carers. If you or a family member needs support please contact Rachel Orr (School Operational Lead for Young Carers) on 0191 2598500 or via email to email@example.com All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.