Midlothian Young Carers (Children 1st)

Midlothian Young Carers supports to people who for various reasons find themselves caring for a dependent relative at home.

There are many reasons why young people can find themselves thrust into a caring role. Their parents may be ill, have a disability or mental health problem or be addicted to drugs or alcohol. Older children can also become responsible for younger children with a disability.

The service provides support and advice tailored to meet the individual needs of young people across Midlothian who find themselves caring for a dependent relative at home. Workers provide both individual and group activities aimed at helping the young people enjoy their lives to the full.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers
  • Children
  • Young People
    • 7-18 years

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Young people in Midlothian aged seven to 18 who find themselves caring for a dependent relative at home.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Parents, carers or any agency can contact the service to discuss a possible referral or young people can also refer themselves.

Contact Info. & Service Address

Units 9-10, 40 Hardengreen Business Park
Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith
EH22 3NU

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Service Hours

-Flexible-

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Children 1st

Type: Charity/Voluntary

CHILDREN 1st is one of Scotland's leading welfare charities. For more than 120 years we have been working to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We support families under stress, protect children from harm and neglect , help them recover from abuse and promote children's rights and interests.

Services run by this provider

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Service Hours

Flexible

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