How to refer
Referrals come into Andover Young Carers in many ways. A child may be referred by a school, who, after chatting to the parents thinks that the child may benefit from some support from our service. A parent may directly refer, or indeed an older young person may hear of us in school, or see the posters or website and contact us for more information. However, when a child is referred the initial assessment process is the same, following a chat with the parents or carers, an assessment will be carried out, and if the young person is identified as a young carer a discussion will take place on the most appropriate support.
Potential young carers can also be referred by other organisations, as part of a whole family support package.