Young Carers Action Day is a national awareness raising day organised by Carers Trust, taking place on March 15. In the run up to Young Carers Action Day charities, schools and organisations from across the country are taking the opportunity to raise awareness of young carers.
Local charity Carers’ Hub Lambeth is getting involved by delivering assemblies in schools, hosting a celebration event for our young carers and their families, and offering an online awareness training session for local professionals.
If you work in the London Borough of Lambeth, and would like to find out more about young carers and support available, please join the following session:
Young Carer Awareness Online session
Tuesday 14 March 2023
11 am – 12 pm
Booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-carers-awareness-online-training-tickets-558547619967
The interactive online session will cover:
- Understanding young carers & the challenges they may face
- Identification and the role we can all play in connecting young carers to support
- Young Carers Assessments in Lambeth & how to refer
- Information about the wider support on offer from the Lambeth Young Carers team based at Carers’ Hub Lambeth
The awareness session will be delivered by members of the Carers’ Hub team & Lee Roach, carer lead for Lambeth at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
What is a young carer?
A young carer is anyone aged 5 to 21 who helps look after a family member or friend, who has an illness or condition. This might be a physical illness; mental illness; learning disability; or some form of addiction. A young carer might ‘care’ in all sorts of ways, be it through personal care, help around the home, or by providing emotional support.
Carers’ Hub Lambeth
The Young Carers Service run by Carers’ Hub Lambeth supports young carers aged 5 and up and young adult carers aged 16-21 who care, unpaid, for a friend or family member who has an illness, disability, mental health or drug or alcohol problem. Adventure, friendship and support are super-important for young carers, so we split our work into the following areas:
- We organise a mixture of exciting activities throughout the year;
- We run monthly young carers and young adult carers groups – a space to relax, have fun, discuss important topics and hear from local services.
- We provide a listening ear and relevant help to young carers and their families;
- We run dedicated projects working with schools to support young carers with their education.
To register with the young carers service, please contact us on email@example.com or call 020 7501 8972.
Find out more about the support on offer: Facebook: @Carershub, Twitter: @LambethYCP, Web: www.carershub.org.uk
Some caring roles are big, others small. Either way, we’re here to help.
Polly Howes, Carers Strategy Development Manager.