Young Adult Carers (YAC) are young people aged 16-25 who provide unpaid care to a relative, family member or friend who cannot cope without their help.
This could be looking after someone who has a disability, long term health condition, mental health problem or addiction to drugs or alcohol.
The care provided by a YAC can vary from personal care, administering medication, household chores as well as emotional support. However, the caring role will vary from one person to another and they do not have to be living in the same house as the person they care for.
We are a transition service for the Young Carers (aged 8-18) who attend YMCA, Young Carers Service. Once they are eligible for our service we support them leaving one service and moving into another as they develop into adulthood.
Support we provide
The Young Adult Carers Service offers
- 1-2-1 holistic and tailored support (Face to face, on the phone and via Facebook),
- fortnightly informal youth clubs Tuesdays 6-8 pm at the Cwtsh,
- Weekly ‘Feel Good Friday’ Zoom session 5-6 pm,
- trips, activities and opportunities.
It gives them a chance to meet with others of a similar situation, opportunity to learn new things, whilst most importantly to give them a well-deserved break from their caring roles.
Transport can be provided if there is no other means of the young adult carers getting to the youth club and if needed bus fare can be refunded to the Young Adult Carer.
If you would like to get involved in the service or have a young person who would benefit from the project please contact:
Alex Atkins, Co-ordinator
01792 653344/ 07305820449