All Young Carer 2022 grantees were awarded an additional £5,000 to address the cost of living increases.
Brent Carers Centre provides support to family and other unpaid carers who care for people living with a mental health condition or dementia, and young adult carers aged between 14 and 25 years of age. Brent Carers Centre deliver a holistic range of support services to address the social, emotional and financial issues that carers experience.
Our grant will employ a Young Adult Carer Support Officer who will increase Brent Carers Centre’s ability to support Young Adult Carers struggling in school or not in employment or education with advice, advocacy & representation. This will help them to address personal barriers they face that impact their achievements, career opportunities or future aspirations.
Bridges Project is a youth work charity based in Musselburgh, which works with young people in Midlothian and East Lothian to help them get to wherever they want to go in life. They support individuals with the transition from adolescence to young adulthood and life beyond school, through three main services: Skills for Life, Transitions and Employability.
Our grant will fund a Young Carers Support Worker who will help further develop Bridges Project’s Young Carers Service, enabling them to increase their capacity to support young carers and young adult carers to improve their education outcomes and continue in further education and training.
Carers Trust Tyne & Wear are an independent charity supporting unpaid carers and their families. Since 1990, they have worked to improve support, services and recognition for Gateshead residents living with the challenge of unpaid caring, for someone who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
Our grant will fund a Project Worker who will support Carers Trust Tyne & Wear to address the impact of caring on education by developing partnerships within education and with young carers, that will build on their existing services, track record and expertise.
Credu Connecting Carers purpose is for all young and adult carers to enjoy well-being as they define it, be recognised and valued and have choices, voice and influence. Their activities include – Person-centred, strength-based, outcome-focused support in person and online through locally based outreach workers, volunteers, school-based mentors and peer mentors. Supporting carers to create connected and caring communities that are supportive and enabling and amplifying Carer’s voices for awareness, influence and action.
Our grant will fund an Involvement Coordinator who will help Credu Connecting Carers to build and embed effective recognition, respect, and support for Young and Young Adult Carers in education through peer mentoring, mentoring support and improving whole school systems.
Sefton Carers Centre provides free advice and guidance, emotional and practical support, training and a range of holistic.
Our grant will enable Sefton Carers Centre to employ a Young Adult Carer Transitions Coordinator who will build on and expand their young adult carers project and raise educational and wellbeing outcomes for young carers.
Solihull Carers Centre are a charity with a mission to support unpaid carers of all ages in Solihull. They know the challenges that carers face because of their caring role and offer advice, information, training, emotional and practical support and much-needed time out or respite.
Our grant will fund a Peer Mentoring and Befriending Coordinator who will enable Solihull Carers Centre to support local schools. This will lead to an improvement in the academic achievements of Young Carers through their increased attendance and engagement at school via help from Peer Mentors and Befrienders.
St Helen’s Young Carers Centre is part of St Helen’s Carers Centre – an independent charity which has been running since 2001. Their service provides support to Young Carers so that they are recognised and have the same opportunities and life chances as other children and young people of a similar age.
Our grant will support St. Helen’s Carers Centre to employ a Young Carer School Support Officer to further enhance their work within both primary and secondary schools. This will ensure that they can identify more hidden Young Carers and further support those already known to the centre. It will help them to raise awareness and have a visible presence in schools, helping to prevent young carers from falling behind in subjects or disengaging entirely from education.
The Junction Foundation is a well-respected charity for children, young people and families based in Teesside. It provides a range of holistic support to meet the needs of children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.
We provide a range of specialist interventions, programmes and activities through our service areas including support for Young Carers, Children and Young People requiring support with Emotional Well-being or Mental Health, Youth Employment, Education and Skills Services and Youth Services.
Our grant will fund a post-16 Education and Training Development Worker to build upon successful pilot work within schools and ensure young adult carers are supported into and able to maintain further education aspirations and achievements.