Oldham Young Carers

Oldham Young Carers define a young carer as: ‘A child or young person who, without payment, provides help or support to a parent, sibling or other family member, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.’

The adult or young person they care for may:

  • Have additional needs
  • Be an older person
  • Have a physical disability
  • Have mental health needs
  • Have issues with drugs or alcohol

‘The level of care they provide would normally be undertaken by an adult, therefore impacting adversely on their childhood.’

We take on young carers who are aged 8-18.

How do we support Young Carers?
Our keyworkers provide a range of diversionary activities both during term time and during the holidays. We also provide one to one support to all young carers when needed.

What activities do we provide?
We provide a range of activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, games and information sessions that are relevant to our young people. We also work with local organisations to provide opportunities such as volunteering.
During the holidays we have facilitated trips to places such as Drayton Manor, Laser Quest, Knowsley Safari Park, Blue Planet Aquarium and activities such as canoeing, bowling, go-karting,roller-skating and many more.

Oldham Young Carers are always happy to accept charitable donations to help us enhance the service we deliver to young carers within our borough. Previous donations have enabled us to provide transport for trips, Xbox/ games and a trip to the Chill Factor.

Who is it for?

  • Any Oldham resident

Which area does it operate in?

  • Oldham

AND WE'VE WON AWARDS...

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/15/pride-in-oldham-news/100831/caring-for-the-carers

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