Young Carer Assessment - Home Visit
Visiting a young carer, their family and the cared for person at home to complete a face-to-face assessment about the impact of the caring role give us the opportunity to create a support plan. It also gives the young carer an opportunity to share their experience, express their opinions, and tell us what they need. This is the service that can have the greatest long-term impact for the young carer.
Our assessment process has connected young carers to services that provide mentoring, respite opportunities, tutoring, social activities, counselling and more. We have identified young carers that need more support to be able to regularly attend school, and have been able to guide families to support that gives young carers a break from their caring responsibilities.
A thorough assessment can be the difference between a young carer feeling isolated and alone, to feeling supported and positive about the future. In most cases families do not know about the services that are available, and young carers are unable to refer themselves to services due to lack of knowledge about available supports, or understanding the referral process due to their young age.
We are able to effectively link young carers and families to the relevant support for their unique situation. If you know someone who would benefit from a Young Carer Assessment, click here.