Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG CARERS

 

 Young Carers - If you are a young person caring for someone with mental health problems,a disability,addiction or any illness, then you can access support via Centre 33's young carers project. Centre 33 provides a range of free and confidential services for 8-18 year old young carers who live in  Cambridgeshire. Telephone Helpline: 0333 4141 809, Email: help@centre33.org.uk.

The Centre 33 Young Carers Project can help by:
Providing someone to talk to

Providing one-to-one support and small group support

Offering support in school
Working with you to make sure your voice is heard
Raising awareness of young carers’ issues
If you are a professional or a family member concerned about a Young Carer then please see here.
Further information can be found at the Cambridgeshire County Councils Young Carers Page HERE!

Support for Young Carers

Young adult carers are young people aged 16-25 who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or an addiction. 

Centre 33 is here for all young people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with emotional and practical support.  If you are a young adult carer aged 16-18 we can help with assessments, one to one support, specialist carer groups, information and advice, along with support around your transitions. See below for further information about the support we offer. 

Centre 33 work in partnership with Caring Together and Making Space who are able to provide support to carers aged 18 and above. Caring Together provide information and advice for carers, run services in local communities and campaign for carers’ rights and Making Space support those caring for an adult living with a mental health condition.  

What help and support do we offer?

ONE TO ONE SUPPORT

If you’re struggling with your caring role and would like some extra support, please get in touch with us and let us know. We’re able to offer 4-6 sessions of one to one support for young carers with complex caring needs which could include practical and/or emotional support, advocacy, activities and support to access other services. We can provide these sessions at a time or location that is convenient for you.

Due to Covid-19 we are currently providing this one to one support over the phone or online through Zoom. We hope it won’t be long before we’re able to start offering in person support again, as soon as we’re able to do this we will let you know.

16+ TRANSISTIONS ASSESSMENT

Young carers in year 11 and above will be entitled to a transitions assessment. We know that periods of change can be particularly difficult for young carers, and that young carers can feel like they have to choose between their future aspirations and caring for their family. To find out more about the transitions support we are able to offer please get in touch with us. 

How can I get involved?

You can drop into Centre 33 and we can help you access support. Find details of our different hubs here. Due to Covid-19, these hubs are currently closed, we will let you know when this changes.

If you are aged 16-18 and would like to access support from the young carers service you will need to complete an online referral form which can be found here. Parents/guardians or any professionals working with you can complete this referral form for you on your behalf as long as you consent to the referral being made. If you are aged 13 or over you can complete this referral form yourself and do not need parental permission.

If you have any questions or would like some further information about the support we provide please get in touch with us.

Email: youngcarers@centre33.org.uk

Phone: 0333 4141 809

Text/WhatsApp: 07514783745

Note about consent

At Centre 33 all our services are confidential. That means we will not tell anyone, without your permission, that you are in contact with us or what you tell us. If you are in the young carers project then your parents or carers and sometimes your college are informed and involved unless it is not appropriate or you don’t want them to be. We can discuss this with you.

That would only change if we thought you or someone else was at risk of serious harm. If we did have to talk to someone else to help keep you safe, we would always try to talk to you about that first. 

 

 

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