“You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” ―
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Young Carers

Young Carers

A young carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or an additional problem.

Children may engage in:
  • practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping);
  • physical care (lifting or helping someone to use the stairs);
  • personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs);
  • managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions);
  • managing medication;
  • looking after younger siblings;
  • helping someone communicate.

Parkfield can support young carers. If you, or a family member, needs support please contact Angela Schofield or Larrissa Gordon on 0121 464 1131.

All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.