Young Carers Service Cheshire East

Supporting the Young Carers of Cheshire East

 

Life as a young carer can be challenging. If you are between 8 and 18 years old and help look after someone at home who is ill, or has a mental or physical disability, we are here to help you.

What might a young carer do?

  • Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework, shopping and family budgeting
  • Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed
  • Personal care, such as helping someone out of bed with a hoist and to help them to dress
  • Helping with siblings
  • Helping to give medicine, collecting prescriptions

How a caring role can affect a young carer:

  • Emotionally – putting others first, being worried anxious or stressed
  • Physically – Suffering strains from heavy lifting, not looking after their own health
  • Socially – Not able to meet up with friends
  • Educationally – Difficulties concentrating in class, feeling tired, worried, no time for homework

How Crossroads Together can help:

 

Groups for young carers

Fun, relaxed and varied group activities where you can hang out with other people your age in an easy going and supportive setting.
(Age groups 8-11 and 12-18)

  • Fortnightly on Thursday evenings

Congleton (and surrounding areas)

  • Term time groups in the evenings
  • Time away from caring responsibilities
  • Meet other young carers
  • Online Zoom groups when we can’t meet face to face
  • Someone to listen and a place to talk

Summer and School Half term

  • Day trips for each age group, to be decided by the group
  • Focus activities such as young leaders, creative workshops and First Aid

Young Carers Forum

  • Have your voice heard by the people who can make change happen
  • Take part in surveys and consultations
  • Represent young cares voice and meet with council officials and commissioners

One to one support

  • Information and funding advice
  • Help with dealing with how you are feeling
  • A chance to offload
  • Support and advocacy

Get In Touch or Make a Referral

To make a referral, please use the forms below. If you are making a general enquiry, please enter your details to arrange a call back.

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    This young carers service offers support to young carers in Cheshire East. This service is funded by:

     

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