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?
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.
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?
Then you may be a Young Carer and Crossroads West Kent Young Carers may be able to support you....
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.
On a whole range of issues such as:
Feel that you miss out on things after school and at weekends because you have to help someone at home?
We are delighted to announce that our Young Carer Jake Pearson has won the prestigious Diana Award. The Diana Award started in 1999 by the UK Government to act as a lasting legacy to Princess Diana’s belief in the power of young people to change the world. Winning this award means so much to Jake as a celebration of how far he has come. The award also raises awareness for all Young Carers out there who may need help and support.