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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Coronavirus is still a danger

To help prevent the spread and stay safe you can:
• keep a distance from others
• wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces
• wash hands often
• get your vaccine/booster when you’re eligible
• regularly test and self-isolate if required

Further guidance on how to stay safe and prevent the spread

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Help for young carers

If you're 18 and under and you look after someone at home, you can get help with care and your school work.

Someone to talk to and activities

There are many other young people who look after someone in their family. There are telephone helplines, online forums where you can find someone to talk to. And there are groups you can go to, to get a break from home.

Someone to talk to

There are people you can talk to, ask questions of or share your experience with including:

  • The Children and Families Wellbeing Service offers group work, virtual and online support and one to one or whole family support. 
  • The Mix - a free, online or confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need someone to talk to, but don't know where to turn. Telephone for free: 0808 808 4994. The mix website has information, advice and online discussion boards as well as Apps to help you with the challenges you may be facing. 
  • Sibs – for brothers and sisters of disabled children

Activities for young carers

There are groups throughout Leicestershire that run young carers activities, trips out and a chance to make friends, and there are many other activity groups, youth councils and support groups for young people.

VASL Young Carers Activity Group

If you are 18 or over and looking after someone who is over 18, you are an adult carer.

Help kids stay fit and healthy

For more advice - visit Health for Kids.

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