If you answer “yes” to both of those, you are a young carer.
As a young carer you are entitled to a YCS which will detail your caring role and its impact on you. It will also identify the support you need and how best to secure it to ensure you are doing things in your role that are appropriate for your age and circumstances, and that you have the same opportunities in and out of school as others your age.
We offer a range of fun learning opportunities, based on what you tell us you need to know, to improve your skills and confidence, and help you cope with your role as a young carer.
Your Family Wellbeing Worker can help you access information to give you a better understanding of your situation and help you feel less confused or worried about things.
We look for ways you can get away from it all for a while and do something just for you.
We help make sure you’re able to access activities and opportunities available to other young people your age, as well as getting together with other young carers.
Sometimes you just need someone who is not in the thick of things to listen for a while.
We make sure those who need to be, are aware of your situation, so you get the support you need to realise your full potential both academically and socially.
Young carers: You can speak to someone at school or college and ask them to make a referral to us. You can contact us yourself by phone, email or using our referral form, or you can ask an adult you trust to contact us on your behalf.
Professionals: use our referral form or the Child’s Plan (where one exists) to make the referral
“My support worker makes me feel like I can tell her anything. She totally understands why I get so angry and scared sometimes. She helps me.”
“My mum and dad drink a lot. I help get my wee brother out to school every morning and do lots of tidying up. I worry a lot about other people knowing.”
“My mum has depression and I really worry about her. I try and cheer her up when she is unhappy and I help with jobs in the house.”
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, access to Quarriers offices is very restricted, with most teams working remotely for the foreseeable future. Face to face meetings are no longer taking place and we advise anyone with any enquiries to contact us by email.
Quarriers Carer Support Service (Moray)
44 High Street