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Wyndcliffe Primary School


Young Carers

What is a Young Carer ?

A young carer is someone aged 5 to 18 who helps to look after someone in their family, or a friend, due to :-

  • Learning disability
  • Mental Health needs
    Physical disability
  • Long term or terminal illness
  • Substance dependency
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Frailty

What might a Young Carer do ?

  • Practical tasks, like cooking, housework and shopping
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed
  • Emotional support, including talking to someone who is distressed
  • Personal care, such as helping someone dress
  • Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions
  • Helping to give medicine
  • Helping someone communicate
  • Looking after brothers and sisters 


How we support Young Carers at Wyndcliffe Primary School



Miss Kirsty Pollard - Young Carer Lead

For further information, please email -


At Wyndcliffe we aim to support our Young Carers through a fortnightly group, which allows them to share their experiences with other children in a similar position. 


If you think your child may be a Young Carer and would like them to be part of this group, please let Miss Pollard know.

Links to External Services and Organisations

Wyndcliffe Primary School

Little Green Lane, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, B9 5BG

Telephone: 0121 464 4241 E-Mail: