Criteria and Make A Referral

To refer into Carers Bucks, a referral needs to be made by a professional that is supporting the young carer or their family. If a professional referral cannot be obtained, we will accept a self-referral.

Referral Criteria

The young person is all of the following:

  • between the ages of 5-16 years old
  • lives in Buckinghamshire
  • is aware of the referral and parent/guardian consent has been given
  • cares for a family member within the home (parent/sibling/other relative)

The young person cares for someone with at least one of the following:

  • a physical disability (including sensory impairment)
  • a learning disability
  • a long-term illness, with clear diagnosis
  • a terminal illness
  • a mental illness, with clear diagnosis
  • drug or alcohol dependency
  • or who is elderly

Their caring role has a direct impact upon or affects at least one of the following:

  • social inclusion
  • educational opportunities and achievement
  • their emotional wellbeing
  • their physical wellbeing
  • family relationships

Making A Referral

You can refer a young carer to our services by filling in our online referral form.

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