What is the Young Carers Forum?
The Young Carers Forum is a group of Young Carers (aged from 11+) who get together every month to discuss ways which NSC support can be utilised to be most effective in helping Young Carers. This includes such support as R & R Saturday Groups, Awareness Raising Session in Schools/Work Place, homework clubs, networking and much much more.....
The Forum have taken take part in consultation with service commissioners, health and educational professionals. They have been raising awareness about Young Carers issues and concerns at various events and have met with a local MP to discuss Young Carers issues and concerns. Part of their awareness raising has included presentations to professionals. .
Why is it important to
It is important because it gives Young Carers a voice and gives a perspective that otherwise may not have been realised. It allows the Young Carers services we offer to be guided and influenced towards being the most effective and helpful it can be by those whom it helps most.
Why should you join the
Have you ever felt that your point of view and needs as a Young Carer should be represented and heard in a way that will help you and fellow Young Carers? Well this is your chance!!
Contact us by telephoning the Carers Centre on 01782 793100 and asking for the Young Carers Department, or express your interest via our Facebook page, or by speaking to a Young Carers Key Worker at any NSCA event!!