Young Carers Program

  1. About this service

    Provides support to young carers. Young carers are children or young people up to 18 years of age who help care in families where someone is frail, aged, has an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or who has an alcohol or other drug problem. There are many ways we can help: we can provide information, help you balance your school and home responsibilities, or help you get time out with young people who share similar experiences.

      • Service name

        Young Carers Program

      • Service address

        Suite 3/31 Princes Highway, Dandenong Vic 3175
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      • Phone

        1800 052 222

      • Urgency levels

        Urgent, Programs/Activities

      • Service area

        City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire

      • Age group

        Maximum age 18 years

      • Eligibility criteria

        Students under 18 years of age with a significant caring role who need support to complete their secondary education or the vocational equivalent due to the demands of their caring role and who live in Southern Metropolitan Melbourne - the cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Bayside, Kingston, Greater Dandenong, Casey, Frankston, Cardinia Shire and the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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    More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

      • Participation length

        - 3-6 months per episode of support for one-on-one support. Any young carer linked to the service can attend the events.

      • Who can refer

        - Anyone. Service provider, school, parent, self.

  2. Young Carers Program