Young Carers


We all need help sometimes - even if we’re the ones helping someone else - so it’s important to know that whatever situation you’re in, there are others that can always give advice or lend a hand.

If you’re helping your mum or dad, brother or sister, grandparent or other relative, or maybe a friend, because they have an illness, disability or addiction, the chances are that you also need someone to talk to now and then.

Caring for someone can include helping out with cleaning the house and washing clothes; making sure that they take their tablets or medicine at the right times; doing the shopping, cooking food and helping them eat; making sure that they wash and dress properly; or making them feel loved when they’re feeling sad.

Doing some or all of these things, and lots of others can mean you don’t have chance to do your own things like spending time with your friends, doing your schoolwork, or just having a bit of time to yourself.

If you are looking after someone, or are helping to look after someone, you can talk to Katherine Fitzpatrick or Dennis Dewar on 01925 664450, or contact your local support centre below. You’ll get friendly advice and all the support you need to make sure things are okay.

Halton Young Carers
71 High Street

01928 580182
Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 1pm

Knowsley Young Carers

St Helens Carers Centre
31-35 Baldwin Street
St Helens
WA10 2RS
01744 675615

Wired Young Carers Service
86 Sankey Street

Tel: 01925 442452

Wigan and Leigh Young Carers
Hyndelle Lodge,
King Street,
Wigan, WN2 3AW
Phone 01942 705983


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