Look­ing af­ter young car­ers and their rights

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

CAR­ERS Trust North Wales are de­lighted to have been awarded fund­ing to run a Young Adult Carer project for car­ers liv­ing in Anglesey.

The Project will tar­get car­ers aged be­tween 16-25 years. This is of­ten a very dif­fi­cult and trau­matic stage in life as young adult car­ers find them­selves jug­gling the de­mands of look­ing af­ter a loved one along­side the strain of study­ing for ex­ams, seek­ing work, ap­ply­ing for col­lege and try­ing to find their own path in life.

This new grant will help by pro­vid­ing train­ing, 1-1 and group sup­port, to­gether with breaks from car­ing. Project work­ers will be mak­ing sure young adult car­ers un­der­stand their rights and get the steer they need to make choices in life - be­yond their de­mand­ing car­ing roles.

Non Parry, Care Man­ager for Car­ers Trust North Wales said: ‘This vi­tal fund­ing will help us to sup­port young adult car­ers on the Is­land. We have got a lot of ex­cit­ing and use­ful train­ing.

Car­ing can have a huge im­pact on your life, I know this as I was young carer my­self, and I be­lieve this project is some­thing that can re­ally help.’

Train­ing will in­clude Re­silience work­shops which will be pro­vided by a lo­cal me­dia com­pany, Youth Friendly. With many years’ ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing with young adult car­ers, they have cre­ated bright and fresh tool­kits and re­sources to raise aware­ness of is­sues young peo­ple face, de­liv­er­ing train­ing and so­lu­tions that equip, em­power and ed­u­cate. There will also be mu­sic ses­sions and fit­ness ad­vice, as well as prac­ti­cal cour­ses such as man­ual han­dling, first aid, cook­ery, fi­nance and bud­get­ing.

Project Worker Lucy Jones said: “Ac­cess­ing the sup­port is very easy, we can take self re­fer­rals or re­fer­rals from any agency or or­gan­i­sa­tion. We will pro­vide trans­port to any­one who has prob­lems at­tend­ing any of the groups and we can also ar­range respite breaks.

If any­one is in­ter­ested in this sup­port, they can ring on 01492 542212 or 07887 367220 to find out more, or email north­[email protected]­roads.org.uk

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