Carer Services

I’m a young Carer (under 18 years)

Maybe you help your mum, dad, brother or sister by making drinks or snacks, cleaning and tidying, or by talking to them and keeping them company. You may feel you miss out because you have to look after your parent or another adult. Or your life may be different because your mum or dad takes a lot of time to look after your brother or sister. 

If you are aged under 18 years old and you look after a family member who has a disability or an illness, then you are a young carer. 

Spurgeons is an externally commissioned service providing a wide range of support and services for Young Carers. Depending on your level of need, you will receive confidential one-to-one support with a dedicated worker, a monthly Young Carers respite group, help with problems at school or college and the opportunity to take an activity break, make friends and have fun.  If you are under the age of 18 then you usually need parental permission for you to be able to join Spurgeons Young Carers.

How to make a referral to Spurgeons 
Anyone can make a referral to Birmingham Young Carers Unite. Referrals are followed up with a home visit to assess the level of care being provided. You can either complete the referral form with as many details as you can and email it back to birminghamyc@spurgeons.org or call 0121 638 0876  to have any questions answered. Download the referral form here.

If you support someone with mental health needs
Homegroup offers information and advice to Carers of any age, who support people with mental health needs. The support offered may include support access to respite, housing and finance. Carers can be referred to the service through agencies, by someone who thinks you need support or by calling directly on 0300 304 5530.

Carer Services

Below you can find out about support relating to specific caring situations