Cheshire Young Carers support young carers across Cheshire in three key areas: school holiday respite programmes; individual and group support, where necessary; and working with schools/colleges to provide specialised support.
A young carer is a child aged between 6 – 18 years who has a caring responsibility for a loved one they live with. Their caring responsibility will often be supporting a parent or sibling who has an impairment such as physical disability, mental health issues, substance misuse problems and / or other limiting conditions including terminal illness. Young carers are often isolated and encounter more barriers when trying to achieve positive things throughout their childhood.
They are an independent charity supporting some of the approximate 8,000 young carers across the whole of Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East. They strive to reduce the impact on children who have caring roles, and help young carers have the same chances as other children their age.
Cheshire Young Carers offers support for young carers through regular respite, fantastic school holiday programmes and they have an extensive education support programme where they help schools to identify and work with young carers to improve their life chances and educational outcomes. Cheshire Young Carers also have experience in delivering one to one support, helping families to access better support and improve their home life where possible.
For further information, including the respite programmes on offer, please visit https://www.cheshireyoungcarers.org/