‘Vital funding’ will help support young carers
YOUNG people in Hillingdon who are caring for a sick or disabled family member are to benefit from extra support.
The Carers Trust, the charity for unpaid carers, has given more than £39,000 to Hillingdon Carers to spend on training, residential trips and support for young people.
Project workers will be making sure carers aged 14 to 25 understand their rights and get the steer they need to make choices in life – beyond their demanding caring roles.
Sally Chandler, chief executive of Hillingdon Carers, said: “This vital funding has enabled us to expand our young carers service and support young adult carers during this pivotal period in their lives. As a result of receiving this grant, we have been able to bridge the gap between child and adult services and have developed a comprehensive programme to support young adult carers in their pursuit of education, training or employment.”