Southampton Young Carers Project

Southampton Young Carers Project provides a service for children and young people aged between 8 – 18yrs whose lives are affected by caring for an unwell or disabled family member. The person they care for may have a physical or learning disability, mental ill health, chronic illness or have difficulties with drug/alcohol use. Research has shown that this caring role can impact on a young person’s social, developmental, emotional, educational and physical well being.

After being referred to our project a young carer can expect the following from the project:

  • Information and guidance
  • A break away from home and their caring responsibilities
  • A chance to meet other young carers and make new friends
  • Fun, laughs and new opportunities
  • To be listened to and have a voice
  • To be provided with a range of support

When a young carer joins the Project they are allocated a project worker who provides them with an initial home visit which includes: an assessment of their caring role, action planning, one to one support and sign posting to other agencies, as appropriate

Next Steps
Next Steps workers are a branch of Southampton Young Carers Project. They can support people between ages 18-25 who are Young Carers, Care Leavers and young people leaving Youth Offending Institutions to make successful transitions, overcome barriers and realise their potential. They will support you by identifying what your needs are and together make a plan to achieve these.

In addition to this a young carer may also be offered:

  • Evening youth groups
  • School support for secondary school aged young people
  • Day trips, activities, residential and workshops
  • Befriending

Referals
To refer a Young Carer please download our referral form here and then send the completed form via email to j.payne@southamptonvs.org.uk or post to Southampton Young Carers Project, Kingsland Square, St Marys Street, Southampton, SO14 1NW.

News & Updates

Young Carers hold sibling workshop for #NationalSiblingDay

It was #Nationalsiblingday on Monday, so our project workers ran a sibling workshop, where our young people got to talk about what it’s like to be a sibling carer, take part in some crafts to relieve any stress or pressure they may feel……and as it was so nice we also got out and enjoyed the sunshine! After

2017 Child Health Profiles

Public Health England has published the 2017 Child Health Profiles. The profiles draw together information to present a picture of child health and wellbeing in each local area in a user-friendly format. They are a valuable tool for health services to understand their communities’ needs, so that they can work to improve the health and

Kind Words From Our Young Carers

I think that the Young Carers Project has definitely made a difference because I am a lot happier with life knowing that I have someone to turn to when things get tough.

Young Carer

Age 15

Life was really difficult before I got support from the Young Carers Project. I thought I was alone and I had no help. But now I feel relieved, it is much easier to cope.

Young Carer

Age 14

Where we are

Southampton Young Carers Project
Kingsland Square
St Marys Street
Southampton
SO14 1NW
j.payne@southamptonvs.org.uk
02380 216032






Donate

There are many ways you could help us as an organisation continue to provide effective support for young carers. £10 could help give a Young Carer a day out away from caring. Donate by calling us now or clicking on the Donate button on the top menu.

Volunteer

Volunteering for Southampton Young Carers Project is a great way to develop skills and gain experience and also help improve the lives of our Young carers. Contact us on... 02380 216032

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