The Somerset Young Carers Project is the dedicated service in Somerset that supports Young Carers under the age of 18. Since 2003 the Somerset Young Carers Project has supported 1600 people and regularly works with up to 250 young carers across Somerset.
The Somerset Young Carers Project provides support to Young Carers and aims to help them reach their full potential.
The service can:
Answer questions and give advice on anything you need to know.
Give you useful information, which can help you and your family.
Introduce you to other Young People who are in similar situations to you.
Speak out for you, making sure that your feelings and ideas are heard.
Provide regular respite groups, where you can take part in exciting new activities, have a break from home life, and have fun with friends.
Mendip – Somerset Young Carers Group / Somerset Young Carers Groups
These groups are accessible for any young carer in Somerset, you do not need to be formally assessed as a ‘young carer’ to attend, but they do require signed parent/carer consent so Somerset County Council can share relevant information with other professionals as appropriate.
Mendip Young Carers Group – Pilton Village Hall, St Mary’s Lane, Pilton, Shepton Mallett BA4 4BB
Lead Worker: Chiara Docherty
Phone: 07495 548050