How I support young carers
Who is this service for?
Young people who are aged up to 18 living in Manchester and Salford who identify as being a young carer.
Young carers look after someone else who may be unwell, have a disability, poor mental health or be tackling a drugs or alcohol addiction. They do this simply because they care.
Carers aged up to 18 are known as young carers and often take on practical and emotional caring responsibilities, tasks usually expected of adults. Tasks undertaken can vary according to the nature of the illness or disability, the level and frequency of need for care and the structure of the family as a whole.
Young Carers Factsheets
Our Shine Young Carers Project is funded by the National Lottery. We work with young people aged 5-16 in Manchester who have been identified as a young carer in need of targeted support.
We provide a listening ear, life tools, regular groups and activities, knowledge and a boost of confidence to live better more fulfilled lives.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to discuss a referral please call 0161 834 6069.
Where does Gaddum support carers?
With a specific contact point for carers living in Manchester, Carers Manchester is a one stop shop of advice, support and information.
Carers services in Salford offer advice, support, a helping hand and a listening ear for carers.