WHAT WE DO

There are no costs involved in joining or taking part in the activities we provide, this includes transport, snacks and any essentials you need.
We offer a space for young carers to have a break from caring and to get the support they need.

Weekly group meetings

We meet after school everyday to offer young carers a chance to make new friends and have a break from their caring situation at home. The groups provide young carers with a safe space to talk, get a healthy snack, engage in life skill development challenges and have chance to be creative and play games together.

Day Trips & Residentials

We are able to offer young carers day trips during school holidays. In November we are able to offer some young carers a chance to get away for a long weekend if their home situation allows. These trips are a great way for young carers to relax and have time-out from their caring roles.

Individual support

We meet after school everyday to offer young carers a chance to make new friends and have a break from their caring situation at home. The groups provide young carers with a safe space to talk, get a healthy snack, engage in life skill development challenges and have chance to be creative and play games together.

Advocacy Support

Our workers can support you at school or at any family support meeting. You can ask them to represent you by speaking to people or organisations with your concerns. We can also work together as a group to give information to services so that they can better support you and your families.

Seasons for Growth

We offer a Seasons for Growth programme once a year which aims to strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people who are dealing with significant life changes by exploring the impact of the change and loss on everyday life and learning new ways to respond to these changes. Change affects everyone differently, as does grief. It’s the impact of the change, not the event itself that Seasons for Growth focuses on.

Confidentiality

Keeping what you say confidential is really important to us, and we’ll only think about telling other people if we have to. If we think we might need to tell someone, we’ll try to talk to you about it first.
Staff will need to share information with each other and other professionals to ensure that young carers are provided with the best possible support. Any information shared is kept confidential and only provided to those directly involved in the support of the young carer.