Young carers are young people under the of 18, whose lives are restricted in some way because they are supporting or taking responsibility for care of a person who is ill, has a disability or mental illness or misuses a substance.
However, sadly there is a shortage of services and adequate support once carers reach 18. The Young Carers Transition Service being provided by KIDS, is geared to supporting the needs of carers 18-25 years of age, to raise their self-esteem and confidence.
The service provides:
- Benefits and housing support
- Employability workshops, including mock interviews, CV writing and job search
- Support with college and university applications
- Trips/ activities such as bowling and football, any activities suggested will be considered
- Short respite breaks
- Monthly group sessions
- Information about other support agencies
Carers will have the opportunity to socialize with other young carers.How does the service work?
Each carer will work closely with a member of staff, who will provide (as often as required) one to one sessions. The support provided by this service will deliver life changing support, which ensures that, young carers have an effective pathway into adulthood and experience better health and wellbeing
Where does it take place?
249 Birmingham Road
B72 1EATo get there: Buses 902/904. The nearest train station is Wylde Green, which has a direct link to Birmingham New Street Station.When does the service take place?
Monday - Friday, including weekends. Days and times can be arranged with a member of staff.How can I access the service?
Individuals, parents or organisations, can contact Michael Olajide on: 07826671524/ 0121 355 2707.