Young Carers in the UK
School Children are Young Carers
Young Carers in each class
Young Carer Projects
Take a Break
Young carers sometimes don’t get to go places and do things they want to, because of the way caring affects their lives. It is often things like going out and having fun that young carers miss out on, and it’s our job to help make these things happen. Being a young carer can be tough, but having a fun break and making friends with other young carers makes a real difference.
Our Young Carers have found fun, friendship and support through the trips, mentoring systems, youth clubs and activities organised by Carers’ Resource. Here is what some of them have to say.
Being a young carer is a life lesson, and being a carer has taught me a lot of things I never would’ve thought I could do, and carers resource has helped me because I never knew my own strength, until now.
Last year I had left school, I was never leaving the house and I had no friends. I can honestly say that without the support I received from Young Carers I don’t think I would ever have found the confidence to go back into school. YC’s helped me get my life back on track. (Young adult carer now at University College, London)
Carers’ Resource young carers team have helped me by giving me respite during the school week so I could have a break from my caring duties for my mum and little sister. At the youth club I received support with school studies and help with home life. I am now at university studying nursing from my caring past but also the support of not having to worry about home life as much because my other siblings and father are there to help where I can’t but without Carers’ Resource I wouldn’t have been able to make that big step on my career life
Young Carers has taken me on trips and allowed me to enjoy myself. When they took me on residentials I was able to relax and not worry about things. I love going on the trips with young carers and making new friends