MYTIME Young Carers

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LEVELLING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR YOUNG CARERS

With an educational approach driven by charitable action, our mission is to level the playing field for young carers by providing them with the support, friendship and opportunities that every child deserves.

THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 700,000 YOUNG CARERS IN THE UK.

You're a young carer if you're under 18 and help to look after a family member with a disability, illness, mental health condition or drug or alcohol problem.

You are not alone, and many other children and young people face some of the same challenges you are. We understand some of the ways that being a young carer can impact your day-to-day life:

  • Maybe you're late to school sometimes
  • You have to miss out on things
  • You don't get all of your homework in on time
  • You spend a lot of your day worrying about what's happening at home

Look, we get it.

Some of our team have been there too, so we understand that no situation is the same and all young carers have different needs.

We recognise how being a young carer can make your childhood a little or a lot different to your friends. We also recognise that being a young carer means you have an amazing set of skills that will help you throughout your lifetime.

We are here to make sure that you get the opportunities you deserve whether that be through training the staff at your school, giving you a break or helping you find work through our employability programme.

MYTIME Young Carers aims to provide support for young carers wherever there is a need.

We understand that caring responsibilities can have far-reaching impact on a child’s life, and we know that no two young carers’ needs are the same. That’s why we offer a range of programmes, each designed to address a different area of need and to provide a different kind of support.

The young carers we work with tell us that their caring roles can often cause them to feel lonely. Friends who do not have the same responsibilities may be unable to understand or relate to the challenges of a caring role, and this can create feelings of isolation for young carers. Those who have never met another young carer, or do not realise they have, may perceive themselves to be entirely alone in their experiences.

Our Memory-Making and R&R Retreat programmes aim to create vital opportunities for these young carers to meet one another, build support networks and form friendships that can last a lifetime.



MYTIME Young Carers
01202 710 701
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