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Who Can Be a Carer?

Anyone - a 10 year old caring for a parent with an alcohol addiction, a 40 year old caring for their partner with Cancer or an 80 year old caring for a spouse with dementia.

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What is a Carer?

Anyone who is unpaid caring for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, mental illness or an addiction cannot cope with every day tasks without support.

Cross Roads South Essex is the Trading Name of Brentwood & Districts Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme which is a Company limited by guarantee registered

in England and Wales No. 3172543 and whose registered office is at 14-16 The Broadway, Wickford, Essex SS11 7AA. The Scheme’s Charity No. 1054595

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"Nothing is better than seeing my friends at Young Carers (the ones that understand)" - Amy, age 11

Who are Young Carers?

Many young people have a caring role within a family situation where there is someone who is disabled or with a long term illness.

Young Carers can miss out on schooling, social events or normal activities due to their role, which may involve helping their dependant to wash, take a bath or shower, go to the toilet, go shopping, cook or do laundry.

Young Carers Club

The Young Carers Club provides additional support and "time out" for young people aged from 8-19 years who have a caring role at home.    

The Club meets fortnightly at the Walter Boyce Centre and provides a meeting place for young carers to meet with others in a similar situation. A range of activities is provided including:

The Young Carers Club is available to residents of Brentwood.