Some useful resources to support our Young Carers and their families.
Carers Week 2020: Monday 8th - Sunday 14th June
Young Carers are children and young people who need to offer care and support to someone who has an illness (physical or mental), a disability and also mis-users of drugs or alcohol. Caring can be very rewarding but it can also impact upon education, free time, emotional health and or physical wellbeing.
Therefore, Young Carers offers support to those who young people who devote so much of their lives to taking care of their loved ones.
Hear the difference "Young Carers" can make to a family:
As a family we were lost in a sea of diagnosis.
Hit with complicated words like "osteoporosis".
As a single parent the support just wasn't there.
My daughter had to help me daily, I was helpless without her care.
But amongst all of our anguish, a light came shining through.
A lady from "Young Carers" came and told us what to do.
From teaching my child to cook, to lending her an ear.
From sorting out my scooter, to child of the year.
They took a whole family approach and helped us through dark days.
Always doing what's best for us and helping in so many ways.
They helped my girl find an outlet, and what a difference that has made.
So caring for me wasn't all she could do and her fears began to fade.
"Young Carers" have been amazing and proved to be a god send.
That lady has been there for all of us and we now see her as a friend.
Being my carer must be tough but with the support my child gets its no chore.
They made sure she could still have fun and not feel so alone in this anymore.
If you don't know a young carer they are heroes whose capes can't be seen,
But every hero needs a side kick to help,
Which is what "Young carers" have been.
Thankyou for the unwavering support you have given us year after year.
We would be so lost without it and we know you are always here.
So here's to all the young carers who need someone to understand.
And here's to the people who are always there for them to lend a helping hand.
- Young Carer Poster 2020 (288.09 KB)
- Young Carer Children Leaflet 2020 (1.25 MB)
- Young Carer Parents Leaflet 2020 (527.3 KB)
Families can also find further information around the Local Offer below: