Young Carer support – new arrangements from 1 April 2018

From April 1 2018, arrangements for supporting young carers will change.

To learn more about these changes please click here to read a letter from the Director of Families and Children’s Services, Lucy Townsend.

After April, you can:

  • continue to use a DART (or SARF if you do not have access to DART) to refer a young person whom you believe to be a young carer.
  • Contact Carer Support Wiltshire for advice on how to support a young carer you are aware of or working with
  • Continue to promote early support resources, such as Kooth (an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people). OnYourMind.org.uk (which signposts children and young people in Wiltshire to sources of support for good mental health and emotional wellbeing), and visit Wiltshire Healthy Schools.  In addition, visit the Carers Trust for support and guidance.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact Judy.Edwards@wiltshire.gov.uk (01225 713712)

After April 1 2018, queries about support for young carers in Wiltshire should be directed to the Service Manager, Jill.Bourne@wiltshire.gov.uk