Young Carers

It is estimated that there are approximately 700,000 Young Carers in the UK, but many go unnoticed or do not realise they are a Young Carer and therefore don’t receive the support they need. 

A Young Carer is someone under the age of 18 years who regularly provides unpaid care for another family member or friend who is ill, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Young carers have a variety of caring responsibilities that would normally be taken on by adults, these can be physical, personal, domestic, emotional, financial or communicative (speaking on behalf of someone else). 

We understand that Young Carers may need a little extra support to enjoy and succeed at college and we are committed to ensure that all Young Carers at Connell are identified and supported effectively.  The type of support provided varies depending on the person and level of support required but a few examples include: deadline extensions, free school meals, time management, care packages and resources and mental health support. 

As Connell’s Young Carers Champion, Hannah is committed to ensuring that all Young Carers are identified and supported effectively to allow those students to have an enjoyable and successful experience at college. For more information please email hannah.barton@coopacademies.co.uk or call 0161 231 9200 to speak to Hannah directly. 

For more external information and support please visit the following websites:

https://www.carersmanchester.org.uk/young-carers/

https://carers.org/

https://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/home.page

https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/200015/carers/7309/young_carers

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/helping-families/young-carers

https://www.manchestercarers.org.uk/

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