The Young Carers Support Project
The project supports young carers across Northumberland. The service ensures that children and young people have the support they need to learn, develop and thrive, to enjoy positive childhoods and to achieve their full potential.
The service uses a whole family approach, which ensures that both children and parents are able to get the support they need, at the right time, ensuring families receive integrated, coordinated, multi-agency, solution focused support. By identifying problems early, all services can work more closely together to help prevent a family’s needs escalating and requiring intervention that is more intensive.
All young carers are will have an assessment of their needs which identifies the level of caring and how this is impacting on the young person’s life. A Plan is then put in place with the young carer and their family to support to reduce the impact of caring, and ensure that the young person is allowed the same life opportunities are their peers.
Support for young carers is offered through a range of methods including;
- Young Carers Assessment
- Whole family support
- One to one sessions
- Access to Carers Breaks
- Access to an Active Northumberland pass
How to get support
If you think you are a young carer and need some support or you’re a professional working with a young carer, please visit the Northumberland County Councils website and complete the Young Carer Wellbeing Check. Once this is completed our Young Carers Support Worker will get in touch!