Welcome to the Young Carers Service
It will perhaps surprise many people to learn that a lot of young children carry out important caring roles in their homes, but it's a fact and as such it is important that they receive the best support that we can offer.
The Young Carers Service offers support to Young Carers from 8 years old, once referred to the service a qualified support worker will assess the caring situation and the impact that caring has on the young person. We can then offer appropriate support tailored to the individual need.
The Young Carers Service has three dedicated Support Workers:
Julie Teale, Lisa Humphrey and Helen Cowton
Are you a Young Carer?
As a young carer you may be helping at home by:
- Doing the shopping
- Doing the cooking
- Doing the cleaning
- Doing the washing
- Providing personal care, such as giving medication
- Lifting someone
- Listening to someone’s problems
- Keeping someone company
The person you care for may be your:
- Brother or Sister
Caring for someone can be hard for children or young people. It can affect how you do at school, your friendships and your future. Getting the right support can make a difference. We want you to enjoy going out with friends, having time to yourself, planning your future. All the things young people normally do. We believe young carers deserve the same opportunities as other young people.
How we can help
- Give you advice or find information if you need it
- Offer support for your family
- Assess your caring situation
- We can listen to you
- Offer you 'one to one' support in or out of school
Provide opportunities to meet other Young Carers through groups in or out of school
Find more information on the Young Carers Facebook page at... Young Carers Scarborough.
Young Carers Awareness Day
Friday 25th January 2018
Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource are promoting Young Carers Awareness Day recognising the 700,000 young carers in the UK, who work around the clock providing care and support to family and friends.
Raising Awareness and Fundraising at St Augustines
With over one hundred and forty students and staff members coming to school wearing wacky ties and tights, a fantastic £145 was raised during young carer’s day,
In raising awareness, all classes were shown the #WeCare video, highlighting a typical day for a young carer.
Mika – The young carers champion in school, says that it was wonderful seeing students around school in neon tights and patterned ties, it has clearly achieved what we set out to do – raise awareness! Whilst young carer’s day is only one day a year, we will continue to work with and support those young people in our community who have caring responsibilities at home.
Try this quiz - you may learn some interesting facts about Young Carers!