If you’d like to get involved with the Young Carers’ Service, we’ll come and meet you and your family and find out what we can do to support you.
There are lots of things you can get involved with as a young carer. You might want to come along on one of our trips or activities. They’re a great way to meet other young carers, have a break from your caring role and have some fun. Some of our recent trips have included, bowling, boat building, go karting and cookery workshops.
You could also join our Young Carers Council. The council meets every two months and is your chance to talk about the things that affect your life and have your say on important issues to young carers. The council organises a Young Carers’ Conference every year, to tell local decision makers about the issues that matter to you.
The council also has smaller, special interest groups. For example, we have a group working on making a DVD to explain the challenges of being a young carer to health professionals, and another group working to create information about mental health issues that is easy for young carers to understand. You could join one of these groups, or you could suggest starting a new group about an issue that’s important to you.
If you’d like to get involved with any of our activities, let us know. Download a referral form here: Are you a Young Carer – Referral Form 2017