Who are our Young Carers at St Ursula’s E-Act Academy?
A young carer is a child who looks after someone in their family who has a long-term illness, disability or is affected by mental ill Health or substance misuse.
They take on the responsibility normally expected of an adult. There are approx. 800,000 young Carers in the UK.
What type of care do Young Carers provide?
• Washing & Ironing
• Washing up
• Helping to look after siblings
• Taking care of pets
• Managing bills/money
• Cleaning/Helping with medication
• Support with dressing
• Helping to go to toilet
• Help with washing
• Organising appointments
• Emotional support
• Interpreting or signing
• Keeping company
• Support with eating
• Managing bills and money
Being a young Carer can have a huge impact on a child growing up. This is why St Ursula’s E-ACT Academy has become members of “The young Carers in Schools Support Programme”
If you feel your child is in some way a Young Carer at home and could benefit from some support here in School, please can you contact Clara White
Please click on the links below to access all Young Carer support services, or please speak to Clara White.