Oldham Young Carers
Oldham Young Carers Service
The Young Carers team are located within the Families and Communities offer to ensure integration with the Early Intervention and Prevention service, providing a Whole Family Approach for our Young Carers.
Oldham Young Carers service provides respite, 1-1 support and information to Young Carers aged between 8-18 and their families living in the Oldham area. Our award- winning team have been supporting young carers since 2009.
What is a Young Carer?
If you are a Young Carer, you probably look after one of your parents or care for a sibling. A Young Carer is a young person who cares, unpaid, for a parent, sibling, or other family member within their household who could not manage their day-to-day activities without their help. This can be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction, or disability.
What we do
We know caring responsibilities can have an impact on young carers personal development, confidence, education, friendships, and well-being.
Our aim is to support Young Carers in the Oldham Borough and make sure they get the same opportunities in life, as those who don’t have to care for someone. Our main priorities are to reduce social isolation and improve their positive mental and physical health and well-being.
As a charity, we rely greatly on donations and fundraising to provide Young Carers in Oldham with a break from their caring responsibilities to reduce social isolation, increase positive mental health and physical well-being.
We are incredibly grateful for the donations received, which allow us to continue to provide much needed support to the Young Carers in Oldham.