Young Carers Service/ Next Steps – Young Adult Carers Service

Young carers are children and young people aged 5 – 25 years who take on, share or are impacted on by a caring role for another family member. They could be helping a brother, sister, parent, grandparent or other family member. A carer is anyone, including children and adults who look after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid

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.

We Listen

Young carers have a right to an assessment, The Children and Families Act and the Care Act 2014.

To ensure we provide the right support is in place a Young Carers Project Worker will meet the family to carry out a whole family assessment, identifying any practical and emotional areas of support that could help to support the whole family to reduce the impact of caring roles.

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.

The service can offer

  • Whole Family Support
  • One to one support for young carers and families
  • Transition support for Young People aged 16 to 25 to ensure successful transitions to adulthood
  • Social activities to build skills, to reduce social isolation, build peer networks and self belief

I’ve loved meeting new friends. I can cope with my feelings better, I feel Happy! It’s an amazing feeling’- young carer


Next Steps – Successful Transitions For Young Adult Carers

Are you aged 15 to 25?

Do you provide care and support to someone?

Have you contacted the Young Adult Carers Next Steps Service? They will be able to help you!

The Next Steps Service can offer a range of support dependent on your circumstances.

The Service can offer;

* One to one information and support for Young Adult Carers.
* Specialist knowledge and advice from a Young Adult Carer Support Worker.
* The opportunity to socialise with other Young Adult Carers in your local area.
* Support for Young Adult Carers to develop essential life skills

For further information please contact: The Junction Foundation on 01642 756000 or Carers Together on 01642 488977 or Text/WhatsApp 07767117556.

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