Here at Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource, we aim to support the whole family and recognise that Young Adult Carers (YAC’s) need their own individual support too. Being a Young Adult can be a difficult path to navigate. The addition of a caring role can make things seem like they are spiralling out of control but Kerrie, our YAC support worker, is here to help navigate you through the ups and downs.
Who can benefit from the service?
Any young person between the ages of 16 and 25 that is caring for a friend or family member can access the YAC service.
Here we ask Thomas, one of our YACs, a few questions about what it is like to be a YAC
What can we help with?
- Practical information – Is there equipment available to help make your caring role easier? Are there specific services that you need access to in order to fulfil your caring role?
- Financial advice - We can look at how to budget your household.
- Education and Employment – If you find your caring role is a barrier to your future aspirations, we can help to overcome these with you.
- Emotional Support – A listening ear can make a huge difference to your outlook and to help you focus on smaller, achievable goals.
- Your Health - We know that caring can take a toll on you and we can support you with both your physical and mental Health.
- Isolation – You are not alone. There are many other Young adults who have a caring role and understand what you are going through. We offer practical, informational, and social group sessions aimed at getting you all together, where you can meet likeminded people and form new friendships.
Who can refer into the service?
You can be referred into the service by a friend, relative or healthcare provider. You can also self-refer.
How do I refer into the service?
Download a Young Carers referral form (under 18), click here. (WORD)
Download a Young Carers referral form (under 18), click here. (PDF)
Download an Adult referral form (clients 18 and over), click here. (WORD)
Download an Adult referral form (clients 18 and over), click here. (PDF)