Young carers are children who look after someone in their family who has an illness, a disability, a mental health problem or a substance misuse problem, taking on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.
Does your child help to look after a family member because they have an illness or disability?
Swindon Young Carers provide support and advice. This link to their leaflet, gives their contact details. Young Carer Leaflet.
If you would like to register your child as a young carer, us this link
or contact Jayne Peer, our family support advisor.
Miss King and Mrs Peer support the young carers in school.
Young Carers Action Day 2024 - Poster Competition!
The theme for the poster competition is "Young Carers: Our Unsung Heroes." We want your artwork to reflect the incredible resilience and dedication of being a young carer as you balance your responsibilities with your dreams and aspirations.
Concept: The theme for the poster design competition is "If I had a super-power, I would like to have ____”. We want your artwork to reflect your chosen superpower and how your super-power can help the young carer community, getting your voice heard by adults and decision makers.
It could be the power of telepathy to help communicate through the power of mind about the support young carers need.
It could be time travel to tell the future what support is needed for young carers.
Here are the wonderful poster competition entries from our Young Carers at Eldene!