Criteria and Referrals

To make a referral to Young Carers MK, please fill out the referral form and return to
Carers MK, Margaret House, 439 Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3BN.
Please note: we are currently not accepting self referrals.

Referral Criteria

The young person is all of the following:
  • between the ages of 8-19 years old
  • lives in Milton Keynes
  • is aware of the referral and parent/guardian consent has been given
  • cares for a family member
The young person cares for someone with at least one of the following:
  • a physical or learning disability
  • a long-term illness
  • a terminal illness
  • a mental illness
  • alcohol or substance misuse
  • 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