What do we mean by young carer?
For the purposes of this survey a 'young carer' is defined as a person under 18 years of age caring for someone who is ill, frail, has a disability, or has an alcohol and/or substance misuse problem. This may be a parent, brother or sister, another child, relative or friend.
If you are a young carer in Leicester City, please share your story and views with us by completing this survey.
Why are we asking for your story and views?
We want to hear your views so that we can understand what it is like to be a young carer in Leicester. If we understand what it is like we can make sure young carers like you get the help that they need in the future.
What will we do with the information?
We will use the information you give us to help to develop and shape our health services. We want to make sure we offer services which meet the needs of the people in the city. We will not use your contact details in anything we do or share them with anyone outside of the organisation, unless you ask us to.
How will you hear about what we have done with it?
We will publish any changes that we make on our website: www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk
You can also become a member of our organisation by joining ‘Health in your hands’ so that you receive regular updates on our achievements. More details are on our website.
Where can I get help?
If you feel you need access to an independent service that can provide local information, practical support services and advice to you as a carer then it is recommended that you contact:
Leicester City Council
Call: 0116 454 1004
or visit their website on:
or visit the Barnardo’s website: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/carefree.htm where you can complete a referral form.