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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Our services are still operating during this time and are accepting referrals for support. We are working differently to ensure we can still meet the needs of young people and their families.

Parent assessments are now being completed over the phone and we are hosting virtual groups. We are still supporting young people recieving 1-1 work either via phone or video call.

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

Contact details:

Telephone 01902 877550

Email wolverhamptonyoungcarers@spurgeons.org

Post Wolverhampton Young Carers Spurgeons
The Workspace
All Saints Road
Wolverhampton
WV2 1EL

Make a referral:

You can self refer by downloading the form below or by calling our office using the contact details below.

Meet the Team

Angie Jones

Angie Jones

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.

 

Cassie Harvey

Cassie Harvey

Support Worker

Eve Ravenscroft

Eve Ravenscroft

Admin

Eve enjoys camping, spending time with her family. She has worked with Wolverhampton Young Carers for many years as a project worker and enjoys the time she spends with them. She is nick-named “The Gentle Giant" by some of the group. Working in the office is quite different to my previous role, but still get to keep in touch with the young people and families

Dish Kaur

Dish Kaur

Senior Support Worker

Dish has been working for Spurgeons Young Carers for over 12 years. She absolutely loves her job just as much as she loves the 100 pair of shoes she owns. Dish enjoys going to the gym, and have climbed two mountains. She says: ''I am sometimes confused for a child because I am only 5’1.'' 

 

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

Family Lives

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.

Would you like to donate to Spurgeons?

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.

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