Young carers

Bexley Young Carers

Support services for young carers in Bexley is provided by Imago Young Carers.

Being a young carer can have a negative impact on a young person such as low confidence and self-esteem, low educational attendance & attainment and poor physical & mental health. It is Imago Young Carers aim to reduce the negative and highlight the positive impact of being a carer such as increased resilience, empathy, non-judgmental attitude and caring nature.

Imago Young Carers delivers a support service to anyone aged 8-18 living in Bexley who is taking on caring responsibilities for a family with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.

Imago Young Carers will enable Young Carers to receive some respite from their caring responsibilities, socialise with their peers and receive tailored support and information. We provide social groups for Young Carers called Chill Clubs.

For further information, including how to make a referral, please contact the Imago Young Carers Hub:

www.imago.community/Children-and-Young-People/Bexley-Young-Carers

Phone: 0300 111 1110

Email: hello@bexleyyoungcarers.org.uk

The Imago YC Hub is available for you to call Monday - Friday 9-5pm to talk about Young Carers’ needs and can provide information, advice and signposting.