Previously there were two Young Carer support groups meeting – a city group that focused on Young Adult Carers (aged 16+) and the county group focusing on Young Carers from Primary – HE level. Due to staff changes and a desire from all to take a collective approach to this work the decision has been taken to merge the two groups together.
This is will provide an excellent platform for sharing best practice and to help better our understanding of the challenges Young Carers face particularly as they transition through school years. The initial focus of the group will be on education/school support and post 18 options (i.e. university, apprenticeships, employment) with the intention of widening the remit to include support with seeking other support (e.g. medical) once we have re-established ourselves.
The meetings will take place termly and will rotate around the county to allow as many members as possible to attend.