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Young Carers Resources for Professionals

Here are the resources we found for young carers for professionals:

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.

Pie

A tale of trial, tribulation and shortcrust pastry, this film tells the story of a young carer’s determination to treat his granny like she used to treat him.

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.

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.

Young Carers’ Experiences in Education

Young carers are a particularly vulnerable group of pupils, specifically mentioned in Ofsted’s evaluation inspection schedule. Often, these young people are caring for relatives without their teachers’ knowledge, yet if unidentified and unsupported, their caring roles can seriously affect their future wellbeing, life chances and levels of aspiration.

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 resources from Carers Trust

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

Whole Family Pathway

Young carers do not care in isolation from the rest of their family. Although they may need support for themselves, their needs should also be considered and met in the context of their whole family. That is why The Children’s Society stresses the importance of the whole-family approach, and has developed the whole family pathway.

The Young Carer Quiz

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

Being Me: Carers Trust

This short downloadable leaflet talks about the experience of young carers within school. It gives two short case studies from a young boy and girl and how they have to act as carers within their family while balancing their roles as carers. The downloadable resource is completed with advice for teachers on how to support young carers within the classroom.

Research/report

Invisible and in Distress: Prioritising the Mental Health of England’s Young Carers

Young carers doing more than 50 hours of care a week are five times more likely to report that their health is ‘not good’. The ‘Invisible and in Distress’ report highlights recommendations based on discussions with young carers, section leaders and young carers services in the Carers Trust network.

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

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.

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.

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 resources from Carers Trust

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

Whole Family Pathway

Young carers do not care in isolation from the rest of their family. Although they may need support for themselves, their needs should also be considered and met in the context of their whole family. That is why The Children’s Society stresses the importance of the whole-family approach, and has developed the whole family pathway.

The Young Carer Quiz

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

Research/report

Invisible and in Distress: Prioritising the Mental Health of England’s Young Carers

Young carers doing more than 50 hours of care a week are five times more likely to report that their health is ‘not good’. The ‘Invisible and in Distress’ report highlights recommendations based on discussions with young carers, section leaders and young carers services in the Carers Trust network.

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

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.

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.

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 resources from Carers Trust

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

Whole Family Pathway

Young carers do not care in isolation from the rest of their family. Although they may need support for themselves, their needs should also be considered and met in the context of their whole family. That is why The Children’s Society stresses the importance of the whole-family approach, and has developed the whole family pathway.

The Young Carer Quiz

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

Research/report

Invisible and in Distress: Prioritising the Mental Health of England’s Young Carers

Young carers doing more than 50 hours of care a week are five times more likely to report that their health is ‘not good’. The ‘Invisible and in Distress’ report highlights recommendations based on discussions with young carers, section leaders and young carers services in the Carers Trust network.