Young CarersSupport for you
Useful and fun links
Young carers stories
Positive Activity Days (young carers workshops) and festivals
Helping to look after someone when you are relatively young can sometimes be far from easy or fun.
At these times, and generally, finding ways to cope and making sure you look after yourself can be essential.
Some things worth bearing in mind:
The West Sussex Young Carers Team can help by providing details of activities and clubs for young carers so you can have a regular break from your caring role. They can also provide information and advice on other services such as extra help in school or with finances, and much more. Young carers, parents and professionals are welcome to contact the team by phoning the Duty Worker on 01903 270300 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Carers Fun and Social Group, Bognor Regis (added 9.1.12)
Bi-weekly meeting for young carers to have a break from their caring roles with other like-minded young carers. Activities include computers, cooking, first aid training, games, pool, table tennis and much more. Meet every other Monday at The Phoenix Centre, Bognor Regis Youth Wing, The Regis School, Westloats Lane, Bognor, from 6.30pm-8.30pm. For more details phone Kelly Gilholm, Youth Worker, on 01903 529922
What do we care? Young carers talk to Oritse Williams of JLS (added 16.8.11)
Young carers tell their stories and interview Oritse Williams of JLS, himself a young carer in the past. He gives advice about surviving the problems of being a young carer and making the best of what they have. Watch the click on www.youtube.com
Young Carers Speak Out (added 27.5.11)
Young carers have been talking to the Carers Week team about what life is like for them. The group of youngsters talk about not only the challenges of being a carer, but also what they like about it. Watch the video at http://carersweek.org
The life of a young carer
There are lots of young people across the UK who are carers for their parents. It can be very difficult and many of these families are worried about possible cuts in benefits. Pupils from Reddish Vale Technology College went to see what life is like for one carer who attends their school. Watch the video clips at http://news.bbc.co.uk
Top tips for young carers
If you care for someone in your family, then watch Danni Manzi's Top tips video. Danni works for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and has lots of experience working with young carers.
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