Young Carers Project
In Somerset there is a Young Carers Project that exists to provide support, advice and respite breaks for children and young people aged 8 – 18 who have substantial caring responsibilities at home. This could be a parent, grandparent, brother, sister or other relative. Care may be needed for the relative because they have a • A disability• Poor physical health• Poor mental health• An addiction to alcohol or other substances. You need a referral to use this service and Somerset Direct is the first port of call.