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Young Carers Information

Young Carers Rights

The rights for children and young people are from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Your rights as a Young Carer:

  • The right to learn and have an education

  • The right to meet with friends and enjoy groups and clubs

  • The right to relax and play

  • The right to privacy

  • The right to say what you think should happen and be listened to

please do get in touch with Credu if you need any support with your rights! carers@credu.cymru/ 01597 823800/ Credu Carers on Facebook.

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Be Involved...

For all Young Carers, you should be involved in all decisions about your support. You can choose to have a friend or family member by your side to help you.

Meet and Do

Meet with other young carers in Powys and take part in groups and activities

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School and Education

We know that having a caring role, while often being rewarding, can also have an impact on your emotional or physical well-being at school, your educational achievement, and your life chances. We are here to support you so that your education doesn’t become another stress in your life, and to help you get the most out of it.

Our team of friendly and supportive outreach workers are available to talk about balancing caring with school, college or 6th form, and to discuss your options if you want to leave home to go to University.

If your school doesn’t know that you are a young carer, they won’t be able to support you as well as they could with things like lateness and poor attendance, not handing in homework on time or low grades, missing extra-curricular activities, feeling tired and isolated, or bullying.

We can help you with support and advice for all of these, and we can also make the link with your school and help them with young carer policies, teacher training, assemblies and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) lessons. We understand what it’s like to be a young carer, and we can help your school to support you, while respecting your privacy and so that you’re not seen as ‘different’.

We have regular drop-in sessions in some Powys schools, so we may be able to see you there: your outreach worker will tell you whether we visit your school.

We also put on trips and activities for young carers and young adult carers, so you can spend time with others who understand what your life is like, which helps balance out life and school pressures.

Lets Get Social

Keep up to date with all the latest news, events, days out and fun things to do online by becoming a part of our social media 

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
 
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You Matter too...

We understand how important it is to have access to support and information, and have someone to talk to.

 

Our team of outreach workers in the Young Carers Service will listen and understand, and provide you with the information and guidance you need.

 

We also organise and support groups and activities you can take part in with other Young Carers, and offer advocacy (someone to speak on your behalf, for example with school).

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Useful Numbers and Links

Credu Connecting Carers: 

Phone: 01597 823800

Facebook: Credu Connecting Carers

 

999 in emergencies or 101 for advice:

e.g. I think we are being bullied in our house as there is rubbish thrown in our garden all the time.

 

Kooth:

https://www.kooth.com/

 

Childline:

0800 1111

 

MIND age 16 plus:

01597 824411

 

PAPYRUS:

suicide prevention: 0800 068 4141

 

Young Carers helpline:

0300 123 1053

 

Powys Advocacy for children over child maintenance:

01982 552450 

    - giving you a voice when you feel like you haven’t got one

 

young carers.net:

Contains information about benefits, links to national and local support organisations, and a directory of services. (9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) (11am to 4pm at weekends) you can ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages.

 

NHS Choices - Young Carers:

This area of the site is for young people who are caring for someone who is ill or disabled. You might have started caring without realising it. In this section you can find out more about: How to tell if you're a Young Carer, Who can help you and Young Carers' rights

 

Carers Trust: Head Office: 0300 772 9600

 

The Honeypot:

honeypot.org.uk works to enhance the lives of Young Carers aged

5-12 years by providing respite breaks

 

SIBS: For brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults - Sibs.org.uk Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister.

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Powys Carers Service is a registered charity in England and Wales (number 1103712), and a company limited by guarantee (number 4779458).

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