This service supports children and young people aged 8 to 18 years old who have significant caring responsibilities for a close family member who has a short or long term illness or disability. This allows them to take time out for themselves, socialise and cope with the demands placed on them as carers.
How does the service work?
The project looks to match support with the needs of the young carer. We visit every young carer and their family at home to design and plan support that meets individual needs and then on a on-going basis we review the support plans to ensure that they reflect individual Young Carers' changing needs. We also talk to teachers to make sure they understand individual caring circumstances.
We run regular clubs where Young Carers can safely talk about how they feel, meet other Young Carers, get support, advice and information and have some fun away from their caring responsibilities. And we provide holiday activities and occasional away weekends.
The services also provides accessible links to youth counselling and other agencies who can give expert advice and information on all issues that affect Young Carers.
Who can the service benefit?Children and young people aged 8 to 18 years old who have significant caring responsibilities for a close family member who has a short or long term illness or disability.
When are the sessions?
Youth groups are held on Mondays and Tuesdays with activities and trips during school holidays. Please contact office for details.
How to access the serviceFamilies can self-refer directly to KIDS using the contact details below. We also accept referrals from statutory and voluntary agencies.
There is a small charge of £2 per support club session & activity day costs are variable depending on the activity
The Young Carer's team are:-
Corniche Plumridge - Young Carers Coordinator on 01329 242966
Jack Traylen - Young Carers Practitioner on 01329 242966
Sharon Barr - Young Carers Service Manager on 01329 242951
General enquires - email@example.com
Bridget Bevis - Regional Director on 01329 312312
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September - December Term Timetable - please click on link to view
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