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Welcome to the Sandwell Young Carers website COVID19 Update

Sandwell Young Carers continues to provide guidance and support to children and young people (aged 5-18) whose health, education and social lives have been affected as a result of caring for a dependent family member.

The initial aim of this site is to be able to offer guidance and support to young carers, their parents, and professionals whose work life may bring them into contact with young carers, directly or indirectly.

SYC Coronavirus Update:

We are aware that during the current crisis that young carers caring roles are likely to have increased, with little or no respite.  Our role in supporting young carers emotional well-being is now our key priority.

We have sadly suspended all Sandwell Young Carers group activities and home visit until further notice.  We are providing regular phone, text and online contact to all our young people and families instead.  Our staff are working from home and are available by email and mobiles.

You may wish to follow the links which describe you best, or telephone our support hotline which is currently 07802 492341 for young carers and their families. Either way our team is here to assist you as a young carer or with supporting a young carer.

We are continuing to receive new referrals and continue to offer guidance and support to professionals looking to support young carers. You can reach a member of the team on 07716 638845.

Thank you for taking the time to find out what is available to young carers and their family here in Sandwell.

Tracey Smith

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

REFERRAL:

We are still accepting referrals on our web page

If you have any issues regarding this form please contact admin on 07716638845

 

Referral Form

https://www.sandwellyc.com/index.php?option=com_jumi&view=application&fileid=3&Itemid=107

 

 

EDUCATION:

Guidance for teachers , schools leaders, carers ,parents and students in England.

 

Young carers are in the vulnerable category and can attend school if they wish to.

 

If you have any issues regarding Education please contact 07821863604

 

Government Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare

Government Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings

 

 

 

HEALTHCARE:

NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have any issues regarding Health please contact 07821863604

 

Public Health Video

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NHS Covid-19

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/

 

 

SOCIAL CARE:

Government Guidance

If you have any issues regarding Social Care please contact support on 07833444167

 

Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-childrens-social-care-services