Who are young adult carers?
A young adult carer is a young person, aged between 16-25 who takes on a caring role for a family member who has a disability, long-term illness, mental illness (including depression, anxieties) or drug/alcohol substance misuse.
Supporting young adult carers
Our project supports young people between the ages of 16-25 across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Within Cambridgeshire the project is commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council, and within Peterborough the project funded by Peterborough City Council.
We work with young adult carers to support and maintain their emotional and physical wellbeing. Enabling them to build up their confidence, social skills, and future planning especially in to education, employment and training opportunities.
We work with young adult carers around:
- Targeted individual support
- Making the transition into adulthood
- Emergency planning
- Whole family support
- Providing young adult carers with the opportunity for their voices to be heard on a local and national level through our Carer Voice initiatives
- Helping young adult carers and their families to access grants
- Accessing a Transition’s Assessment or Carer’s Assessment
- Accessing peer support and other social opportunities in order to help reduce isolation
- Supporting colleges, universities and employers to be carer friendly.
If you would like to chat about support you may need or want to have to help you with education, employment, training – or anything else, please get in touch with us on 01480 499090 or [email protected].