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.
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. There is also a targeted service for young carers called Shine which supports carers in Manchester and Salford.
Working with carers of all ages, carers services in Salford offer advice, support, a helping hand and a listening ear for carers. There is also a targeted service for young carers called Shine which supports carers in Manchester and Salford.