What sort of help is available?

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Everyone is different. That’s why AYC will take the time to ensure you and your family receive the kind of support you need.

Maybe you need some time off every now and then, or perhaps you want someone to speak to your school or social worker on your behalf.

You might just want to have a bit of fun and meet other young carers. Whatever it is, AYC is geared up to meet your personal needs. Here are some of the things AYC offers:

 

  • Young Carers statutory assessment
  • One-to-one confidential support
  • Advocacy for (speaking on behalf of) Young Carer
  • Your own support worker
  • Young Carer groups
  • Information about the condition of the person you care for
  • Help to access other services that might benefit you
  • Opportunities to join in lots of different activities and fun days out

By law, Young Carers are now entitled to their own Statutory Carers Assessment. The purpose of an assessment is to see what needs you might have and how these affect your wellbeing. We can then work together to see what things you would like to achieve in your day-to-day life. This is a good way for a young carer to tell a trained and trusting adult what their experience of looking after someone is and to see whether there is any support available to enable that caring role to continue and / or reduce. The assessment is also an opportunity to look at a young carers’ health, wellbeing, education and training etc and to find out if they and their family wish to receive support.

For young carers living in Nottingham City, they can receive an assessment by contacting Tel: 0115 9629351 /52/ 53 or Email: info@carersfederation.co.uk

For young carers living in Nottinghamshire, they can receive an assessment by contacting Tel: 01623 433500 or Email: early.help@nottscc.gov.uk