What is a Young Carer
Young Carers are young people under eighteen years who provide care for any adult or child within the same family. The ‘care’ can include practical or emotional support.
Bournemouth Young Carers Project
Young People can contact them on
https://www.b-townyouth.co.uk/bournemouth-young-carers and request a young carers assessment.
Being a Young Carer
Can affect young people differently and the project has a range of support available, which includes:
- Someone to listen and provide support outside of the home situation, who can work with other agencies to get the help needed.
- Activities out of school term that allow Young Carers to meet and have a break from their caring responsibilities.
The Project also provides a weekly term-time session where Young Carers, over the age of eleven, can go to relax, meet other Young Carers and get involved in something different.
The sessions are run at:
- Henry Brown Youth Centre on Monday’s 5:30 till 7pm
- Muscliff Youth Centre on Wednesday’s 5 till 7pm
For further information
Bournemouth Young Carers Project Information - June 2018