Young Carers

Helping young people who care for a family member

 

If you are a young person and help to look after someone in your family, either physically or emotionally, who has an illness, a disability, a mental health problem or a substance misuse problem, you are a Young Carer. 

What a young carer might do:

 

• Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping

• Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed

• Personal care, such as helping someone out of bed with a hoist and to help them to dress

• Helping with siblings and family budgeting

• Helping to give medicine, collecting prescriptions

 

If you are a Young Carer we can help you in lots of different ways -

 

 We can offer you time away from your caring responsibilities where you can:

  • Meet other Young Carers
  • Take part in group sessions and outdoor activities
  • Go on day trips
  • Get help with homework
  • Have someone listen to you
  • Get information and funding
  • Have fun!!!
 

 

 

 

“I love coming to young carers group, it’s my only escape” – Young Carer

 

 “Carers Trust 4all have been a fantastic support. The Young Carers project has helped his self-confidence and given him wonderful opportunities to get out with other children in similar situations.  He has benefited immensely from the group sessions.” - Parent

 

 

Youth Music Project

Music making is life changing. Every year, Youth Music provides more than 75,000 young people with the opportunity to make music, helping them to overcome the challenges they face in their lives. Their music projects support young people to develop their creative and social skills, make positive contributions to their community and improve their wellbeing.

In collaboration with The Hive in Shropshire, Carers Trust 4all have designed a programme of arts activities to enrich the lives of Shropshire young carers, giving opportunities to develop new skills and create pieces of art, whether song, sculpture, a poem or rap. To fin dout more about Youth Music, visit www.youthmusic.org.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on this service, please contact us on 0333 323 1990, Option 1, then Option 6 or email shropyc@carerstrust4all.org.uk