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The role of young carer can often become

more complicated for you if you are over 16.

 

Issues usually arise around you becoming more independent. The demands of college and work, alongside needing to do more socialising and have more free time, can make it especially difficult for you to balance the caring you do with your life outside the home.

 

We organise a wide variety of support including:

* One-to-One support

* Group activities such as CV building,

* Discussions about employment and training, building self-esteem, first aid and lots more

 

We'll also encourage you to become actively involved in the Young Carers Service by attending our regular Forum meetings where you can talk about what you would like us to do for you and how we can help meet your needs as a young adult carer.

16 plus - a time of change

We'll help you find out about . . .

. . . and invite you to activities, with other young adult carers of your age

 

. . . getting a job . going to college  or university . grant applications . leaving home . money . relationships . becoming an adult carer . benefits . housing . life balance . feelings . . .

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When you reach 18 we'll help you make the change from Young Carers to Adult Carers to get any information, advice or support you need - but you can keep in touch with all your friends by coming to the Inbetweeners group - up until you're 24 if you want.