Please make it known to your doctor if you care for someone or are yourself cared for. There are various organisations that can help, including Social Services (0300 041 6161), Crossroads (01622 817114) or Carers First (0300 303 1555) - www.carersfirst.org.uk
Kent Young Carers
Kent Young Carers is the countywide service for Young Carers across Kent. Young Carers are anyone under the age of 18 who are taking on caring responsibilities for a family with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.
KYC will enable Young Carers aged 5-18 to receive some respite from their caring responsibilities, socialise with their peers and receive tailored support and information. We provide social groups for Young Carers called Chill Clubs.
For further information please contact the KYC Hub:
Phone 0300 111 1110
Kent Young Carers Website