Young Carer Support Service
Carers of West Lothian is a charitable organisation providing information, advice and support for all carers & people with learning and physical disabilities living in West Lothian.
The Young Carers groups are time limited and run in 10 week blocks. They are closed groups and made up of different ages and from young people who are referred to our service. The groups are led by full time staff, sessional workers and volunteers. The aim of the groups is to give young carers some time away from their caring responsibilities and home life, and a chance to meet other young people living with similar situations.
Young Carers Champions provide support in all the secondary schools in West Lothian and are a point of contact for the charity’s projects. They also run lunchtime drop-in groups at some of these secondary schools.
Activities and Outings for young carers are available during term time and school holidays. They provide an opportunity for young carers to have fun and get away from it all. In the summer holidays, there are overnight trips available.
Intended Client Groups:
- Young People
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Young carers aged between 8 and 18
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Service Address
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
-Young Carers Group Tuesday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Wednesday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Thursday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm-
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Public Parking
- Wheelchair Access
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Provider's Name: Young Carer Support Service
We support young people aged between 8 and 18 who live in West Lothian and are caring for someone with an illness, mental health issue, disability or who have a drug or alcohol misuse. Support we can offer is individual support, group support, short break funding and counselling. Support we can offer would be information and advice, social skills, self esteem and confidence work, relaxation techniques, information around the cared for condition. We support the young carer in school and via group work.