Charity (no. 108388)

Imago Community - Kent Young Carers

"Supporting Young Carers across Kent aged 5-18"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

There are over 10,000 Young Carers in Kent and according to BBC research there could be another 30,000 hidden Young Carers!  It is important that Young Carers know that they are not alone in their caring role.

Kent Young Carers is the countywide service for Young Carers aged 5-18 across Kent.  Young Carers are taking on caring responsibilities for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.

KYC works with schools, communities, and statutory and voluntary agencies to identify hidden young carers. Following assessment, KYC offer a range of short-term interventions including signposting, one-to-one support, in school support and workshops. 

KYC also offer training and information to professionals.

  

For further information please contact the KYC Hub:

Phone 0300 111 1110

Email [email protected] 

 

Our Services Are

Free Low Cost

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What We Do

The support on offer will be personalised to the needs of the Young Carer, identified through a Young Carers assessment, and will include one-to-one support, information, advice and guidance, and opportunities to access online activities.

 

We will:

  • provide opportunities for Young Carers to get together to share concerns, suggestions and make their voices heard,
  • seek funding for trips and activities to provide respite activities across the county,
  • develop resources and support with Young Carers, to enable them to cope with challenges and concerns,
  • establish a Young Carers Forum for new ideas to ensure we provide a wide range of services for Young Carers and their families.

 

In each area there is a local Coordinator who will be the key contact for families, as well as our Central Hub for additional support.  

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Volunteer

If you would like to host a fundraiser for Kent Young Carers as a whole, or for your local area in Kent, we would love to hear from you! We've had people take on physical challenges such as swimming the English Channel, Swim Serpentine and the London Marathon. Others use their culinary skills to bake up some cakes to sell at work/school. Groups have adopted Kent Young Carers as their Charity of the Year or focus on Young Carers Action Day or Carers Week to highlight and raise awareness.

[email protected] for more details, to share your ideas and so that we can help you with your fundraising. Thank you!

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Connect with Imago Community - Kent Young Carers today to find out more

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Additional Info

www.imago.community/Children-and-Young-People/Kent-Young-Carers for more details and a referral form.

Contact the Hub on 0300 1111110 or email [email protected]

Kent Young Carers is a service of the charity Imago Community.  

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