Young Carers Service
Orkney Young Carers Service, Orkney Carers Centre, Kirkwall Travel Centre, West Castle Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1GU.
Tel:01856 870500
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What the OYCS offers?

Confidential support, advice and a listening ear to Young Carers in Orkney and their families.

Free monthly activity sessions for Young Carers to meet, relax and have fun to give them a break from caring, help them to gain confidence and encourage them to socialise and to support each other.

Although not our main focus, the service inadvertently provides some respite to parents while Young Carers attend sessions.

An assessment of the Young Carers responsibilities and needs.
One to one support for Young Carers who either need additional support or do not feel comfortable in a group situation.

We can also refer Young Carers on to more specialised or additional support if required - befriending, counselling etc.

Raising Awareness

The service is working with as many organisations as possible including schools, social services, NHS, CAMHS and OIC among others to increase awareness of Young Carer issues but more importantly increase the number of Young Carers that it supports.

There are many Young Carers in Orkney who remain unrecognised who could be receiving valuable support.