Young Carers advice and support

Young Carers

 

Some children aren’t able to enjoy the simple things many children take for granted, because they are caring for someone in their family who is ill or disabled.

Young carers take on a lot of responsibilities, including washing and dressing the person they're caring for and looking after younger siblings – plus domestic chores such as cooking, cleaning and shopping.

That's a lot to take on as a child. Many struggle educationally and are often bullied for being ‘different’. They can become isolated, with no relief from the pressures at home. 

Here at  Collegiate Medical Centre, we aim to support young carers and their families. We don't always know who our young carers are, for a number of reasons.

You may not know you are a carer, or there may be other reasons  you may feel uncomfortable letting us know.  

We are here to help, and there are many services available to help and support young carers and their families. 

We are really proud of our young carers in Manchester, and encourage them to get in touch, speak to our young carers champion Sadiah or book an appointment with Nurse Rebecca, and get involved with the young carers group in the area. 

We know it can be even more difficult in these times of restrictions, so there are some links below that may help you.

https://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/service.page?id=l8tKPL-TgfU&directorychannel=0

https://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/directory.page?directorychannel=3-3-7

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/