YOUNG ADULT CARERS SERVICE
Do you live in Hackney or the City of London? Are you aged 16 to 25 and caring for someone with long term illness or disability? If so, City & Hackney Young Adult Carers Project could be for you!
Young adult carers are people age 16 to 25 who live with or care for a family member or friend with long term mental illness, physical illness or disability. Often, when a young person is looking after a parent, they have to take responsibility for younger brothers and sisters too.
Caring for someone at a young age can have a huge impact on mental health and life chances, with young adult carers suffering from a range of conditions like depression and anxiety, social isolation, poor educational outcomes and unemployment. That’s why in 2022 we launched City & Hackney Young Adult Carers Service to support carers aged 16 to 25 living in the borough.
What we offer:
A weekly social group for carers to meet, make friends and have a break
Monthly day trips and outings
Short breaks like a weekend away (x1 per year)
Targeted personal support for specific issues like mental health, employment, education and welfare benefits.
Youth centred counselling
Support for domestic abuse
Advocacy (somebody to help you argue your case when you’re in a difficult situation)
Supporting letters / evidence of caring role
Call our Young Adult Carers Service Co-ordinator Ben on 07881 095 653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or fill out our referral form via the link below:
This service is part of the Making Carers Count project, in partnership with and with support from Carers Trust.