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Skills for Life

Skills for Life is a universal approach which aims to raise the profile of skills so that for children and young people know when and where they are developing these vital skills for life. The five key skills are :  Communication Problem Solving Self-belief (inc…

Social Isolation Advice

Whether you're feeling lonely all the time or it's a feeling that comes and goes, it's important to take steps to spend time with people again. Carers can access support to help them to have an enjoyable life of their own outside of their caring…

Stroke

A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.…

Support at Work

You might find that by opening up about your caring responsibilities, your colleagues or manager might be able to help you to cope. From flexible working to time-off in emergencies, there are a range of ways your employer may be able to help. Please see…

Support for Young Carers

Please see the links below for further information on Support for Young Carers. NHS UK Young Carers Rights Carers UK - Know your rights Barnados - Young Carers Young Carers Stuff Website Making a step change website

Support in Your Area

There are local carers' groups across the UK that provide services for carers and host social events and activities. Find out what groups there are near you, and get in touch to find out what services they offer. Please search for services for information and support in…

Tools & Resources for Practitioners

Being a carer can mean lots of different things - for young people caring for a member of their family could make them a young carer. Young carers are people under 18 years old who look after a family member who has a disability, illness,…

Volunteering

Every individual and community has unique skills, talents, knowledge and insights that are important. Through volunteering you can receive support and development to have a real influence over the places and communities in which you live. Please see the MACC website for further information.  MACC are…

What is a Young Carer?

What is a Young Carer? Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances. The tasks and level of caring undertaken by young carers can…

Whole Family Pathway

This is a tool for all adults’ and children’s services, education, health and other agencies who have contact with young carers and their families. The Children’s Society has developed this Whole Family Pathway, to ensure that however a family (Parent or Child) in need of…