The information, advice and support we offer to young carers.
The Young Carers Team listens to every young carer and their family’s concerns. Then, we work with you to:
If you would like us to support you, the first step is to get in touch.
You can talk to us openly and in confidence about what you are going through. We will not judge you or pass on information without your consent, unless someone is in danger.
Then, we often arrange a visit with you and your family. This could be at home or at school. We’ll talk about how you’re doing, what you’re finding hard and what you’d love to do more.
Once we’ve got to know you and your family better, we’ll work with you to support you in your caring role. This could involve:
To find out more about how we can help you, get in touch.
Make Difference Breaks are activities, events or equipment which give young carers a chance to get healthy, recharge and have fun. They often involve a hobby such as dance, drama, gymnastics, sports, music, or whatever else you enjoy.
As we work with you, our team will consider whether Make a Difference Breaks are the right support for you. If they are, we’ll talk to you and your parents or guardians.
To find out more about the different ways we support, drop us a line.
Moving school, especially from Y6 to Y7, can be an exciting and daunting time for young carers and their families.
To make this transition as easy as possible, have a read of our guides about the different stages of moving:
For parents and guardians:
For young carers:
We also run workshops about moving schools during the Easter Holidays. These are a chance for young carers and their parents to share all their questions and concerns about the transition.
We offer tailored support sessions about moving school for individual families over zoom.
If you’d like to find out more about these resources and workshops, or have any questions about a school transition, don’t hesitate to give us a bell.