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    Renfrewshire Carers Centre

    Renfrewshire Young Carers Project works with and on behalf of young carers throughout Renfrewshire. Follow the links below for more information on the services we have to offer.
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    Renfrewshire Carers Centre

    Renfrewshire Young Carers Project works with and on behalf of young carers throughout Renfrewshire. Follow the links below for more information on the services we have to offer.
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    Renfrewshire Carers Centre

    Renfrewshire Young Carers Project works with and on behalf of young carers throughout Renfrewshire. Follow the links below for more information on the services we have to offer.
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    Renfrewshire Carers Centre Training

    Renfrewshire Young Carers Project works with and on behalf of young carers throughout Renfrewshire. Follow the links below for more information on the services we have to offer.
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    Renfrewshire Carers Centre

    Renfrewshire Young Carers Project works with and on behalf of young carers throughout Renfrewshire. Follow the links below for more information on the services we have to offer.
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    Renfrewshire Carers Centre Training

    Renfrewshire Young Carers Project works with and on behalf of young carers throughout Renfrewshire. Follow the links below for more information on the services we have to offer.

"I help my brother Steven, he is Autistic. I put his PJs on, I play wrestling with him and get him to sleep. I help my mum make the breakfast and I wash the dishes. I tidy up. I like the Young Carers Group because it gives me time away from my brother."

Hannah (age 11)

Are you a Young Carer?

Are you a Young Carer?

If you think you are a Young Carer speak to your mum or dad, a home link worker, guidance teacher, youth...
Parents and Professionals

Parents and Professionals

Advice for parents and Professionals ParentsAre you the parent/guardian of a Young Carer? Would they...
Support for Young Carers in Schools

Support for Young Carers in Schools

(Please see separate document  titled “Our Work in Schools” sent by Claire) Also add PDF of YC...
What is Renfrewshire Young Carers?

What is Renfrewshire Young Carers?

Renfrewshire Young Carers Project offers support to Young Carers aged 8 - 18. We give you the chance...
Who is a Young Carer?

Who is a Young Carer?

Young Carers are ordinary children and teenagers from all sorts of families who look after or help someone...
Young Carers News and Events

Young Carers News and Events

Keep up to date with news and events here Scottish Young Carers Festival 2016Dates have just been...
  • Are you a Young Carer?
  • Parents and Professionals
  • Support for Young Carers in Schools
  • What is Renfrewshire Young Carers?
  • Who is a Young Carer?
  • Young Carers News and Events
  • Are you a Young Carer?

    If you think you are a Young Carer speak to your mum or dad, a home link worker, guidance teacher, youth worker, head teacher or social worker and let them know about your caring role.

    A young carer is someone who is under the age of 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. 

    What might a young carer do?

    • Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping.
    • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed. 
    • Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed.
    • Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
    • Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
    • Helping to give medicine. 
    • Helping someone communicate.
    • Looking after brothers and sisters.

    Further information:

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    You can also refer yourself straight away to the Young Carers project, by filling out this form and sending it to us: Young Carers Self-Referral Form .

    Online support for Young Carers

    Babble and Matter are online communities run by the Carers Trust, where young carers and young adult carers can find others in a similar position, chat, have fun, share experiences and access information and support online from an expert team.

    Babble (for under 18’s) is supervised by a team of qualified youth, community and social workers, who are on hand to provide expert advice in a friendly, safe environment. They provide support via chats, posts, confidential email or Q&A. Visit Babble 

    Matter (16-25 year olds) gives Young Adult Carers in the UK a space to connect, share advice and access trusted support. Visit Matter (a link to: https://matter.carers.org/ )

    Helpful Information & Emergency Contacts

    Here are some useful links for further support, about your rights as a young person and young carer, and some contact details for local services and in case of emergencies. We will add to this list from time to time, so come back and see us soon!

  • Parents and Professionals

    Advice for parents and Professionals

    Parents
    Are you the parent/guardian of a Young Carer? Would they benefit from some support? Please speak to your child about Renfrewshire Young Carers Project, and if they agree, you can refer your child to us either by phoning the Centre for a chat, or please complete this referral form and send it to us.
    (link to Young Carers Parents Referral Form)

    Professionals
    Do you work in Education, Social Work, or support services in Renfrewshire for children and young people, and know someone who you think may be a Young Carer? Please speak to the family involved first, then fill out the attached Referral Form and send it to us. (Please note, we are not able to progress a referral until this information has been received.)
    (link to Young Carers Professionals Referral Form.)

    Further information:

    0141 887 3643
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  • Support for Young Carers in Schools

    (Please see separate document  titled “Our Work in Schools” sent by Claire)

    Also add PDF of YC pack given out in schools.

    Further information:

    0141 887 3643
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    Contact

  • What is Renfrewshire Young Carers?

    Renfrewshire Young Carers Project offers support to Young Carers aged 8 - 18. We give you the chance to have:

    • Time away from your caring role
    • To have fun
    • To meet other young people
    • Free information about benefits, rights and services
    • Mental ill health
    • HIV/AIDS
    • A relative who is elderly or frail

    You can do this with a group of Young Carers or on your own with a Young Carers Worker.

    A Young Carers Worker is someone you can talk to. They can listen and help with the problems you are going through. They can speak to social workers or teachers for you. A Young Carers worker will respect what you say and not tell other people about it unless you agree. However, if you say something that makes them think you are at risk they will have to pass the information on.

    „It is fun going to the Young Carers group because it helps you learn how to treat others. I like going because you get to go to places and do stuff like games, art, and going to the cinema.“

    Lauren (age 10)

    Further information:

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  • Who is a Young Carer?

    Young Carers are ordinary children and teenagers from all sorts of families who look after or help someone in the family or at home.

     

    • Who is a Young Carer?

      Young Carers are ordinary children and teenagers from all sorts of families who look after or help someone in the family or at home who is affected by:
      • Disability
      • Physical illness
      • Drug or alcohol use
      • Learning disability
      • Mental ill health
      • HIV/AIDS
      • A relative who is elderly or frail
    • What do Young Carers do?

      Young Carers may help with any of these, and more:
      • Housework
      • Shopping
      • Giving medicine
      • Helping someone to the toilet
      • Helping someone have a bath
      • Looking after brothers or sisters
      • Listening to worries
    • How do Young Carers feel?

      There are many positive aspects to caring for someone you love, but Young Carers also tell us that they may feel:
      • Worried about the person they care for
      • Worried about their school work
      • Angry or upset
      • Trapped and not able to change the things that are happening
      • Annoyed that they can’t to out with their friends
      • That no one understands how they feel

    Do you think you might be a Young Carer? Find out more.

    Are you a Parent of a young Carer or a Professional working with Young Carers?

    „My mum suffers from poor mental health. It’s hard to juggle all her stuff and also make time for me and my school work. I can feel guilty for wanting to have fun or go out with my friends.“

    Shannon (age 16)

    Further information:

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  • Young Carers News and Events

    Keep up to date with news and events here

    Scottish Young Carers Festival 2016
    Dates have just been announced: Tues 2nd - Thurs 4th August. More details here

    Young Carers Awareness Day
    On 28th January 2016 we held a Young Carers Awareness Day at the Wynd Centre in Paisley, to raise awareness and promote Young Carers issues locally with professionals. (link to Paisley Daily Express photo/article)

    Further information:

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  • Are you a Young Carer?
  • Parents and Professionals
  • Support for Young Carers in Schools
  • What is Renfrewshire Young Carers?
  • Who is a Young Carer?
  • Young Carers News and Events

"My mum suffers from poor mental health. It’s hard to juggle all her stuff and also make time for me and my school work. I can feel guilty for wanting to have fun or go out with my friends."

Shannon (age 16)

 

Further information:

0141 887 3643
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Contact

Download Young Carers Referral Form (professionals)

Download Young Carers Referral Form (parents)

Download Young Carers Referral Form (self)

„I help my brother Steven, he is Autistic. I put his PJs on, I play wrestling with him and get him to sleep. I help my mum make the breakfast and I wash the dishes. I tidy up. I like the Young Carers Group because it gives me time away from my brother.“

Hannah (age 11)

„My mum suffers from poor mental health. It’s hard to juggle all her stuff and also make time for me and my school work. I can feel guilty for wanting to have fun or go out with my friends.“

Shannon (age 16)

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