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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?

Manchester

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.

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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.

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What people say about my carers service

I think that it’s really important for people to know about young carers because if there are other children who look after siblings or Mums and Dads, they need to know that there are people there for them to talk to if they are feeling upset.

Young carer

I can’t thank Salford Young Carers service enough for supporting us. I have already started to point parents in my school in your direction.

School representative

Thank you very much for everything you've done for us and everything you do. I really appreciate all of your help.

Young carer

Call me on 0161 834 6069 or send me a message to info@gaddum.org.uk.