If you are aged between 17-30 years old and caring for someone the Young Adult Carers Transition Project can support you in a number of ways:
General Advice/Individual support
Need advice on care packages, benefits, employment, education, training, volunteering and housing or just want someone to talk to.
Young Adult Carers Group
The group meets monthly on the second Wednesday of every month from 6pm-8pm. This is your chance to meet and talk to other Young Adult Carers in Redbridge. It's a very relaxed group and we often sit and have a chat or do different activties e.g. mocktail making, budgeting.
We also offer a range of different social activities every other month such as going out for dinner, going to comedy clubs going to theme parks, day trips and creative activities.
Training and Self Development Courses
Various courses are arranged throughout the year either at our centre or through specialist providers such as employability skills, budgeting, confidence building and lots of different creative workshops e.g film making, music workshops. A number of the workshops will also be AQA accredited and can be put on your CV.
We are setting up a new mentoring service within the project, with 2 different elements; one where a volunteer mentor will meet regularly with a Young Adult Carer and the other where an older Young Adult Carer will be trained to mentor some of the younger carers.
Young Adult Carers Forum
We have a Young Adult Carers Forum which meets 4 times a year. This is your chance to have your say about different services locally and nationally.The forum will provide you with the opportunity to get your voice heard on issues surrounding young adult carers, whether it is health, education, access to services. Your feedback will then be used to influence local practice and policy.
If you think this is something you would benefit from contact Emma Smart at Redbridge Carers Support Service on 020 8514 6251 or email email@example.com.
Young Adult Carers Training Course for Professionals
This training course is for all staff who work with young people and those providing frontline support to vulnerable young people/adults aged 14 - 30. If you work with someone who has physical or mental health difficulties, a learning disability, alcohol/substance misuse, is ill, frail or elderly, then it is likely they have a carer. This course will give participants the awareness and skills to support the carer in their caring role and also support them to have a life outside of caring.
For enquires about this training please contact firstname.lastname@example.org