SPEND SOME TIME ON YOU! Being a young carer can be hard work, so take some time out to meet new people and try new things Young carers are children and young people aged 5 - 18 who take on, share or are impacted on by a caring role for another family member.
Young Carers could be helping and supporting someone in their family who may have a disability (learning or physical) mental ill health, substance misuse or an illness.
They could be helping a brother, sister, parent, grandparent or other family member.
We Listen –. Young carers have a right to an assessment, The Children and Families Act and the Care Act 2014.
A Young Carers Family Worker will meet the family to carry out a whole family assessment, identifying any practical and emotional areas of support that could help.
Young Carers’ Project worker will meet young carers individually to identify any issues they are facing relating to their caring role, to help shape their support and identify goals that are important to them. Together the Project Worker and young carer will create an action plan of support.
We genuinely Care –We aim to limit any impact of caring on the lives of children and young people listening to young carers and their families by supporting them to have a voice. Focus is given to developing a trusting professional relationship and enable children young people and their families to feel confident in accessing support . Our expertise is second to none, showing empathy towards each individual’s situation. Once an appropriate plan is agreed with the child, young person, and where appropriate their family, support is provided by one of multi disciplinary staff team who will regularly review progress alongside the young person ensuring children and young people meet their goals.
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‘I’ve loved meeting new friends. I can cope with my feelings better, I feel Happy! It’s an amazing feeling’