Young carer support

Young carers service

The Lincolnshire Young Carers Service supports young carers up to the age of 25.

You may care for a parent, brother, sister, grandparent or another relative with:

  • a physical disability
  • a mental health condition
  • a learning disability
  • an alcohol or drug problem
  • a sensory impairment, such as hearing or sight loss
  • a life-limiting condition
  • any long-term illness or condition

We will assess your needs to ensure you get the right support in helping with:

  • cooking, housework and shopping
  • physical care, such as helping someone in and out of bed
  • personal care, such as assistance with dressing, toileting and administering medication
  • managing the family budget
  • collecting prescriptions and arranging GP or hospital appointments
  • helping with communication
  • looking after brothers or sisters
  • emotional support

The Lincolnshire Carers Service can also provide support for young carers from the age of 16, depending on need.