Are you a Young Carer?
Young Carers are young people aged 8-19 years old who care for a family member because of a:
- physical or mental illness
- drug or alcohol related problem
The cared for person may be a parent or brother or sister, or another relative living in the same household. You do not necessarily have to be providing ‘hands on’ care to be recognised as a young carer. Even if there are services in place and other members of the family helping with the care, the emotional impact and restrictions due to illness or disability can still have an enormous effect on you the young carer.
“You might need help in lessons, to enjoy school and not worry about the people that you care for” - A student carer
Young Carers Team
Whether you are looking for advice, support or just someone to talk to get in touch with Mrs. Fenton in Learning support, Sam White in the Library or Danielle Ryder.
Young Carers Group
The Young Carers Group can support you in a variety of ways:
- weekly we will come to your bubble and check in with you
- a Young Carers card which you can use in school to access support
- one-to-one support where needed
- someone to talk to who understands
- targeted group work
- information, advice and signposting
- opportunity to meet with other young carers
- signposting to supporting to organisations like Barnardos
Click the images below for more information about support for young carers.