Young Carers

Useful websites for our Young Carers

 www.carers.org/professionals

www.youngcarer.com/resources

http://www.youngcarer.com/resources/young-carers-schools

 https://www.carers.org/young-carers-schools

Leaflets are available from the school office and any latest information will be posted on here, our Facebook page and on the noticeboards on both playgrounds.​​ 

 

 

Facebook

facebookClick on the Facebook logo to visit our Young Carers Facebook Page for lots more information on our service including details of events and Carers’ Centre news updates. You can also send messages to our Young Carers’ Family Support Workers if there is anything you need to ask.

Young Carers.net

ycnetYou can also visit YoungCarers.net which is managed by Carers Trust and has some great stories, support and information for young carers.

 

Young Carers

Young carers are children and young people under the age of 18 years, who provide care to another family member who has a physical illness or disability, mental ill health, sensory disability or has problematic use of drugs or alcohol and the level of care they provide would normally be undertaken by an adult, thus impacting adversely on their childhood.

What sort of problems do young carers face?

  • Not being able to concentrate in class
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Feeling embarrassed to talk about their caring role
  • Feeling worried about the person they care for and what is happening at home
  • Not having the time to do homework and finding school life difficult to manage
  • Being bullied
  • Getting into trouble with teaching staff
  • Missing out on spending time with friends