Video: Crossroads BBC 09/11/2015
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Take on responsibilities at home because someone in your family is disabled, has been ill for a long time, experiences mental ill health or misuses drugs or alcohol?
Fortnightly Club Night
This gives a chance for Young Carers to meet with others, have fun and learn that they are not alone. Lots of different fun activities, including outside groups delivering workshops that can help you.
One to One
This gives an opportunity for you to talk to someone in complete confidence who understands your situation.
Find things difficult at school, doing your homework, sitting exams?
Are you under 18 and living in the Maidstone & Malling Area?
Then you may be a Young Carer and Crossroads West Kent Young Carers may be able to support you....
What we offer...
This is a way the project communicates with the young carers families letting them know what has been happening at the project
These are great days out mainly during the school holidays which give you fun times, with a good group of friends and allow you to be kids for the day. The project has visited places such as Thorpe Park, Joss Bay and London Theatres.
Worry about how your relative is behaving or feeling and do you worry about leaving them alone?
you are not alone, other families have problems like yours and its ok to ask for help to make life easier.
What you need and how you feel is just as im-portant as your caring role. It is great to be with other young people who know how you feel and understand you.
We can help you get your voice heard.
We can sign post you to other people that may that may be able to help you and your family.
Information and Advice
On a whole range of issues such as:
- Getting the help you need
- Living with someone with mental illness
- Understanding disability and illness.
Feel that you miss out on things after school and at weekends because you have to help someone at home?