If you have a son, daughter, or young person in your household who is helping to care for a family member then it is likely that they are a young carer and Spurgeons can support them in their role.
A young carer is defined as a child or young person who undertakes care for a parent, sibling, grandparent or other relative who is affected by:
- A physical disability
- Mental health condition
- Learning disability
- Life limiting condition
- Sensory impairment
- Misuses alcohol or drugs
- Any other long term illness or condition
The type of care undertaken may include:
- Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping.
- Physical care, such as lifting, helping an adult on the stairs or to bed.
- Personal care, such as dressing, washing, helping with toileting needs.
- Managing the family budget, collecting benefits and prescriptions.
- Administering medication.
- Looking after or “parenting” younger siblings because their parent is too ill
- Emotional support, such as listening to the cared for person and keeping them company
We are here to offer support and advice to enable your child to achieve and enjoy their life whilst managing their caring role.
You can self refer by download the form below or by calling our office using the contact details below.
Get in touch
Call or email us to get in touch and find out how we could help you
Telephone 01902 877550
Post Dudley Young Carers Spurgeons
All Saints Road
Make a referral:
You can self refer by download the form below or by calling our office using the contact details.
Meet the Team
Children’s Services Lead
Angie is the Children Services Lead who manages both Wolverhampton and Dudley Young Carers. She likes to come along to groups and activities to meet as many young people as she can. When she is not at work she enjoys playing tennis, reading and watching Marvel films.
Liam likes being out and about with the young carers and loves going on all the trips as much as the young people do. Liam is a big child at heart and is a great listener and will happily snack away on chocolate.
Jan is the loud one who is stuck in a 70s funk time warp, she loves her music and dance. She is a great listener and always happy to chat and teach dance routines.
Emma is a yummy mummy who loves to do lots of cooking, but also likes to get her hands dirty with the arts and crafts, nail art and beauty. A girl’s best friend.
What can we say, Cody loves chilling at home watching Disney or Marvel films and cooking for anyone willing to try her food. She loves playing and messing around with her computer and is always on hand when someone has a technology relates question.
Casual Support Worker
Dish look’s like one of the kids but has a voice louder than 30 of them. She is honest, friendly and will go above and beyond for you. Shoes, shoes, shoes is one of her hobbies and she has over 130 pairs.
Casual Support Worker
Dave is a firm favourite among the young people at Young Carers for his fun loving and childlike (not childish!) personality. Dave loves football and is an exceptional artist, he is also the front man of a band. Easy going and laid back, that’s Dave!
Casual Support Worker
Ed has a passion for supporting and giving all young carers the best opportunity in life. Coming from a caring background himself, he knows how it can sometimes feel being a young carer always has a spare ear to listen. In his spare time he loves going to watch the best team in the world - you guessed it, Aston Villa! He holds a season ticket and never misses a home game.
Ken is lovely. He is always on hand to help, listen and talk too. Ken likes to get stuck into all of the activities at Young Carers. An all round good sport - anything sporty call on Ken.
Katie is a lovely young lady who has just started going to university to study to become a children’s nurse. Katie is creative and sporty with a passion for swimming and cycling.
More support and advice
Young Minds – Parent Helpline
0808 802 5544
The Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under 25.
You may have questions about a child’s behaviour, emotional wellbeing, or mental health condition.
Call for free Mon-Fri from 9:30am to 4pm
0808 800 2222
Family Lives offers a confidential and free* helpline service for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. The helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.
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Spurgeons runs a number of support services and interventions to help improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families and give them a more hope-filled future.