Young carers project
Who we are:
The Young Carers Project is a free, friendly and professional
service, offering support to young people who are caring for a
parent or sibling. If you are aged 7-25 and caring for someone with
a physical disability, mental health issue, long-term illness or
learning difficulty, then our service is here to support you.
What we do:
At the Young Carers Project we offer a wide range of activities
to support young carers, including:
- TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES - we organise all sorts of activities for
all ages during the holidays to help you take a break, have fun and
meet other young carers.
- EMOTIONAL SUPPORT & COUNSELLING - offering one to one
emotional support and confidential counselling sessions to
help you with any issues you may be facing in your life.
- EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT - providing support around any issue to do
with school, college or training. We also run a weekly Learning
- FAMILY SUPPORT - giving support to parents, where appropriate.
We also run regular informal coffee mornings to get together and
consult with parents.
- MONTHLY BOYS & GIRLS GROUPS - this is just a chance to get
together. We pick different activities every time and occasionally
we just like to chill!
What we believe:
We believe that young carers play a special role in caring for
others, but that often means you have to grow up fast! Caring for
someone can sometimes leave you feeling stressed, tired and alone,
with little time for yourself and lots of responsibilities.
With all this going on we believe that it is really important
that you're able to enjoy yourself and feel a sense of achievement
in all that you do. At the Young Carers Project we are committed to
providing a friendly and understanding service, supporting you
whilst you make a positive contribution to the lives of others.
Making the first call:
Anyone can contact Young Carers to find out
more information or to make a referral. If you're a young carer and
would like to know what kind of support is available then contact
the Young Carers Project.
When you get in touch we'll be able to offer you a Young Carers
Assessment to let you know what kind of support is available, what
activities are happening and also find out what would be helpful
*Please note, we have recently changed our referral
process. If you are a parent, professional or a young person/carer
and would like to make a referral or want to self refer, then
please ask the potential young carer to complete the MACA form and follow our checklist.
We are making sure that we have your consent when we need to
talk to other professionals, please complete the consent and medical document if you would
like to update you details with us.