Young Carer Support at MCA

This is for Young Carers Attending our school

We are a young carer friendly school. 

We will offer Early Help Assesments and use the MACA and PANOC 

We  link our young carers to activities and services they want to be involved in this has also included residential opportunities through charitable donations 

We  hold whole school assembly raising awareness of young carers

We invite professionals into school to support our young carers on issues and topics important to them. 

We will work with local primary schools to ensure a good package of support for our young carers. 

We have the BRONZE Young Carers In School Award and will be looking to gain the SILVER Award soon! 

We work together with our partners in schools and early help, our parents, carers and children. 

We work with mentors and can arrange for young carers to access mentoring

We have a weekly young carer group on Thursday after school 3-4pm this provides our young carers the time and space to meet other young carers and have space away from their caring role. 


We are working with Manchester City Council and members of our Young Carers Group participate in Council Meetings to ensure that Young Carers Voices influence decision making. 

Young Carers can also participate in our many groups and clubs we have over 200 clubs taking place from Monday to Friday such as homework , Chess, multisports, astronomy, Drama and Arts, LGBT, fitness, cookery  etc. 


We encourage primary feeder schools with young carers to contact in advance to ensure we have coordinated support in place for our Year 7 at transition.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicole Lewis
Contact Position
Young Carer Champion - Family Support Worker
0161 202 0161 0161 202 0161
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Where to go

Manchester Communication Academy
2, Silchester Drive
M40 8NT
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Referral not required

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