Covid – 19 Update: Please note local and national restrictions could have an impact, with very little notice, to our charity and the way services are carried out. Regardless of the situation we remain here for support and guidance at any time between 9am-5:30pm Monday to Friday.
If you’d like to get involved with the Young Carers’ Service one of the team will meet you and your family to find out a bit more about you and see what support we can offer.
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 activities have included mask making, lawn bowls, boat building, go karting and cookery workshops.
You could also join our Young Carers Council. The council meets regularly and provides you with a chance to talk about the things that affect your life and have your say on important issues that affect young carers. The council organises a Young Carers’ Conference every year that highlights the key issues that matter to you directly to local decision makers and professionals from around the county.
The council also has smaller, special interest groups. For example, we have a group working regularly with Clinical Commissioning Groups to champion support and awareness of Young Carers in health organisations and another group who are working on updating all of our leaflets and advertising materials to ensure they stand out to young carers. 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 or for more information on the Young Carers Council please let us know. Download a referral form here: Young Carer Self referral form
Download a PDF of our information leaflet here Young Carer Leaflet