Swansea Young Adult Carers Project.
A Young Adult Carer (YAC) is a young person between the ages of 16-25. This is of an age where young people transition from children’s services to adult services and contemplating what to do with the rest of their life. This could include deciding what career to have, whether to be a full time carer, study at further/higher education or even just deciding to work.
Most young adult carers look after parents or care for siblings and do extra jobs around the house such as cooking, cleaning and help move around the home. Young adult carers also give the person who they are caring for emotional and physical support.
Young adult carers often don’t know they are carers as they start support from an early age. Others can become a carer overnight. Many young adult carers are happy with their caring role, other feel like they need extra support.
How can we help?
Swansea Young Adult Carers Project will provide advice and guidance, one to one support, trips and activities as well as fortnightly youth club. The youth club is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 6-8.30pm at EYST. However from June the youth club will be 1st Thursday and Third Friday every month.
Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST) 11 St Helens Road Swansea. MAP
For more information or would like to join the project contact Alex Atkins on call 01792 653344/ 07511714796 alternatively email her on firstname.lastname@example.org