Supporting Agencies

The Swindon Local Offer is designed to support children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families.

It includes information about public services across education, health and social care, as well as those provided by the private, voluntary and community sectors. For further information:- www.mycaremysupport.co.uk

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Young Carers

Are you aged 5-18 Years old and helping to look after someone at home because they have an illness or disability? Maybe Swindon Young Carers can help?

For more information, please contact the Young Carer Support Workers at the Swindon Carers Centre on 01793 531133 or visit www.swindoncarers.org.uk

or

Mrs A Chapman
Lainesmead Primary School
Telephone: 01793 529106
Email:

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Young carers' charter

We are children and young people who are also carers. We believe we should have the same rights as other children and young people, including the rights to:

- Be children as well as carers
- Schools and colleges that give us the help we need to get an education
- Fun, friends and time off from caring
- Family life with well-supported parents
- Practical help and support so that we don't have to do all of the caring in our homes
- A safe environment and protection from harm, including any harm that caring activities could cause us
- Services that value our different backgrounds, cultures, religions, races and sexualities
- Be listened to and supported by the people who support our parents and siblings
- An assessment of what we need as individuals, without any assumptions being made about us
- Be listened to and involved when people make decisions which affect our lives
- Information about the health problems that we see our family members experiencing
- Advocacy and complaints procedures which we can understand and which work
- Stop taking on caring roles when we wish to Move on and become independent adults

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