St James School

Young Carers

Young Carers @ St James School

A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.

Children may engage in:


  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)
  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)
  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)
  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)
  • Managing medication
  • Looking after younger siblings
  • Helping someone communicate

St James School supports its young carers. If you, or a family member, need support please contact your Young Carers School Operational Lead, Yana Meredith at or telephone 01392209922 ex 294.

All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.