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Young Carers - Cheshire East

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 may 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

 

How caring may affect a young carer:

Emotionally - putting others first, being worried anxious or stressed

Physically - Suffering strains from heavy lifting Socially - Not able to meet up with friends

Educationally - Difficulties concentrating in class, feeling tired, worried, no time for homework

Financially - Low family income, not having enough money for basic needs

Things we can help you to do:

  • 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

 

We aim to acheive three key differences through our work with young carers:

1) Improved health and wellbeing

2) Improved young carers experience of childhood

3) Improved self esteem and acheivement 

 

For more information on this service, please contact us on 0333 323 1990, Option 1, then Option 2 or email youngcarers@carerstrust4all.org.uk