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Young Carer's at OLW


What is a Young Carer?

A Young Carer is aged between 5 and 18 years old, Young Carers look after someone (family member or friend) who has an illness, disability, mental health condition, and alcohol / substance dependency.

Young Carers take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.


What does Our Lady of the Wayside School do for Young Carers?

We offer help and support for Young Carers. We understand that Young Carers can be dealing with a lot at home and we believe it is important that they have someone to talk to and support and support them with their learning.


Who to Contact 

If you think you may be a Young Carer or your child is a Young Carer and need help and advice speak to Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Ashcroft or class teacher.

You can also contact Solihull Young Carers directly on 0121 788 1143 or

Further information can also be found on our website


Carerstrust - Caring for Carers of All Ages - Information leaflet attached