Out-Of-Hours GP Services Are Changing

We want to provide the right services at a time which is convenient for you. We’ve listened to feedback from people in our local area, and we are making changes to our out-of-hours appointments to deliver better services for you.

Support for Young Carers

Young carers

A young carer is someone 18 years-old or younger, who looks after a relative who has:

  • a disability
  • an illness
  • a mental health condition
  • an alcohol problem
  • a drug problem

Young carers often take on an adult’s role by giving practical and emotional support to the people they care for.

Young carers aged 8 to 18

If you are a Thurrock young carer aged between 8 and 18 years-old, you can get support from Thurrock Young Carers.

The service is run by Barking and Dagenham Carers, together with Thurrock Council.

You can make a referral to Thurrock Young Carers by completing the Thurrock form at Barking and Dagenham Carers: make a referral.

Young carers aged 4 to 8

Young carers aged 4 to 8 years-old can get support from the Sunshine Centre, Tilbury.

More information

You can also get information and support from: