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Here are the resources we found for young carers for parents and families:

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Young Carers: In Their Own Words

(Featured resource)To mark Young Carers Awareness Day 2018, Headstart spoke to four young people from the Wolverhampton area about their experiences of being a young carer: how it makes them feel, how it affects them at school, and how Spurgeons UK support them.

Young Carers, The Parents – Melanie

(Featured resource)This playlist of videos shows a conversation with Melanie who is the parent of a young carer. Matthew’s younger brother had an accident when he was younger and now Matthew acts a young carer to help his mom and younger brother. Watch this video series to see exactly what it’s like to be a parent of a young carer.

Young Carers, The Parents – Dana

(Featured resource)Dana has Multiple Sclerosis, and talks honestly about the impact this has had upon her and her family. Being a parent who needs help around the home can have more of an impact on a parent than we can appreciate. This video series talks with Dana about her feelings regarding being the parent of a young carer.

My Name’s Lottie

This video shares the story of Lottie who started her young carer role at age 3. Now ages 22, she tells her story about being a very young carer. Lottie shares the truth about every part of her journey including feeling frustrated that her brother got more attention, to going out with her brother and being proud to be a young carer.

Organisation

Carers Trust

(Featured resource)Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers.

They work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Spurgeons

(Featured resource)Spurgeons is a national charity with a local group based in Wolverhampton supporting young carers. They offer advice and support, weekly youth club, extra activities like outings and residential during school holidays, and one to one support from a trained worker.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is an organisation designed to provide people who have recently lost a loved one with information and support on grief and their legal duties following a death. When someone close to you dies, the grief you feel can be overwhelming.

Webpage

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 resources from Carers Trust

(Featured resource)Great resources and links from Carers Trust for Young Carers Awareness Day 2019.

About Young Carers

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, ot a friend, who is ill, disabled or misus drugs or alcohol. This webpage from the Carers Trust aims to inform people about young carers including how many young carers there are and what young carers do.

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Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 resources from Carers Trust

(Featured resource)Great resources and links from Carers Trust for Young Carers Awareness Day 2019.

The Young Carer Quiz

A quiz on facts about Young Carers from The Carers Trust.

Young Carers: In Their Own Words

(Featured resource)To mark Young Carers Awareness Day 2018, Headstart spoke to four young people from the Wolverhampton area about their experiences of being a young carer: how it makes them feel, how it affects them at school, and how Spurgeons UK support them.

Young Carers, The Parents – Melanie

(Featured resource)This playlist of videos shows a conversation with Melanie who is the parent of a young carer. Matthew’s younger brother had an accident when he was younger and now Matthew acts a young carer to help his mom and younger brother. Watch this video series to see exactly what it’s like to be a parent of a young carer.

Young Carers, The Parents – Dana

(Featured resource)Dana has Multiple Sclerosis, and talks honestly about the impact this has had upon her and her family. Being a parent who needs help around the home can have more of an impact on a parent than we can appreciate. This video series talks with Dana about her feelings regarding being the parent of a young carer.

Organisation View all organisations

Carers Trust

(Featured resource)Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers.

They work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Spurgeons

(Featured resource)Spurgeons is a national charity with a local group based in Wolverhampton supporting young carers. They offer advice and support, weekly youth club, extra activities like outings and residential during school holidays, and one to one support from a trained worker.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Webpage

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 resources from Carers Trust

(Featured resource)Great resources and links from Carers Trust for Young Carers Awareness Day 2019.

About Young Carers

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, ot a friend, who is ill, disabled or misus drugs or alcohol. This webpage from the Carers Trust aims to inform people about young carers including how many young carers there are and what young carers do.

Download

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 resources from Carers Trust

(Featured resource)Great resources and links from Carers Trust for Young Carers Awareness Day 2019.

The Young Carer Quiz

A quiz on facts about Young Carers from The Carers Trust.

Young Carers: In Their Own Words

(Featured resource)To mark Young Carers Awareness Day 2018, Headstart spoke to four young people from the Wolverhampton area about their experiences of being a young carer: how it makes them feel, how it affects them at school, and how Spurgeons UK support them.

Young Carers, The Parents – Melanie

(Featured resource)This playlist of videos shows a conversation with Melanie who is the parent of a young carer. Matthew’s younger brother had an accident when he was younger and now Matthew acts a young carer to help his mom and younger brother. Watch this video series to see exactly what it’s like to be a parent of a young carer.

Young Carers, The Parents – Dana

(Featured resource)Dana has Multiple Sclerosis, and talks honestly about the impact this has had upon her and her family. Being a parent who needs help around the home can have more of an impact on a parent than we can appreciate. This video series talks with Dana about her feelings regarding being the parent of a young carer.

Organisation View all organisations

Carers Trust

(Featured resource)Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers.

They work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Spurgeons

(Featured resource)Spurgeons is a national charity with a local group based in Wolverhampton supporting young carers. They offer advice and support, weekly youth club, extra activities like outings and residential during school holidays, and one to one support from a trained worker.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Webpage

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 resources from Carers Trust

(Featured resource)Great resources and links from Carers Trust for Young Carers Awareness Day 2019.

About Young Carers

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, ot a friend, who is ill, disabled or misus drugs or alcohol. This webpage from the Carers Trust aims to inform people about young carers including how many young carers there are and what young carers do.

Download

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 resources from Carers Trust

(Featured resource)Great resources and links from Carers Trust for Young Carers Awareness Day 2019.

The Young Carer Quiz

A quiz on facts about Young Carers from The Carers Trust.