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Support for Young Carers

Support for Young Carers

Young Carers are young people under 18 who provide practical or emotional support or ‘care’ for another person, ‘another person’ can mean anyone within the same family, whether they are an adult or child.

 

Bournemouth: Support for Young Carers in the Bournemouth area is provided by B-Town Youth https://b-townyouth.co.uk/youth-service/bournemouth-young-carers/ . You are entitled to a Young Carers Assessment, this will help B-Town Youth work with you to identify where you may need practical help and support in your caring role. Support available can include:

  • Someone who will listen, and support you in your caring role, who can help you work with others to get the support you may need in your family.
  • Link you with other support services available i.e. through school or college.
  • Help you access activities out of school term that enable you to meet other Young Carers while having a break from your caring role.
  • Weekly session for Young Carers aged 11 and over, a chance to get some time out, meet other Young Carers, and get involved in something different held at:

Henry Brown Youth Centre, West Howe – Monday’s 5.30pm – 7pm

Muscliff Youth Centre, Shillingstone Drive – Wednesday’s 5pm – 7pm.

For further information contact 01202 451100, email: iys@bournemouth.gov.uk .

 

Poole: Support for Young Carers in Poole is provided by the Young Carers Officer, a specialist employed to help Young Carers in their caring role, liaise with schools and colleges, and help you access services and activities in the community through Youth Centres and local or national charities. For further information contact the Young Carers Officer on 01202 261550. Help, advice and information is also available through The Quay Advice Service on 01202 262291 or go online at http://archive.poole.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/carers/young-carers/  or email mash@poole.gov.uk . You can also seek help through your GP surgery and Health Visitor, your School Nurse, pastoral care teacher, or Education Welfare Officer at your school or college.

 

Christchurch and East Dorset: Support for Young Carers in the Christchurch and East Dorset areas is provided by the Young Carers Support Team, who will enable you and your family identify the support and services you need to support your caring role. They will liaise with your school or college, and provide information, advice, and access to activities where you can meet with other carers or enjoy respite breaks from your caring role. Contact the Young Carers Support Team on 01305 225677 email youngcarers@dorsetcc.gov.uk  or go online at https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/young-people/carers . Further information about local support groups across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset is available at https://www.mylifemycare.com/information-and-advice-for-carers and https://www.mylifemycare.com/solutions-and-service-providers

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