Young carers rights

Your rights as a young carer

Young Carers Assessment

The Young Carers Lead Practitioner will arrange a time and place to meet with you, this could be at home or at school. They will ask you about your caring role. They will listen to you and will find out how it affects your life and what help you may want.

Devon Carers

Devon Carers  is a register of carers, some benefits for you if you join the Devon Carers:-

  • You and your family will be able to have a free benefits check.
  • You will receive a Devon Carers newsletter (a different one from the Carewise newsletter)
  • You can apply for Flexible Break Grant money to enable you to have a break from your caring responsibility e.g. school holiday, membership to a club, swimming lessons, music tuition or any activity which would give you a break.
    To apply for a Flexible Break Grant ring Devon Carers on 0845 6434 435 or ask a member of Carewise Staff to do it for you.

Carers Allowance

Young carers who are over 16 years old may be entitled to a Carers Allowance. To view information on Carers Allowance see website www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

Or contact Carers Allowance Unit, Palatine House, Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 1HN Tel: 01253 856 123