Information for Young Adult Carers
“It’s hard sometimes to know what information you are actually looking for. Speaking with a Young Adult Carers Support worker helped me to work out where I needed support and what information was available to me.”
For advice, information and support, please call 020 8867 2380 or email us at email@example.com
Listed below are links to sources of useful information for Young Adult Carers. Some of these are directly related to caring, others relating to education, employment and socialising.
Off the Record offers information, counselling and a sexual health clinic. You can speak to them over the phone or drop in to their office in Church Street, Twickenham. You can use these confidential services FREE if you are aged 11 to 24 and live, study, or work in Richmond borough. Off the Record also offers support to parents and carers. They may ask a donation for counselling if you work and are over 18.
UNFM provides information, inspiration and advice for young ambitious people exploring the alternatives to university. We follow the successful lives and careers of other young professionals who #diditwithoutadegree to help inspire you and make an informed decision. The website has a full list of alternative options, as well as an advice section and forum.
The Mix provides free confidential advice and support for anyone under 25. Contact by phone, email, text or webchat. They will discuss your situation (you need only say as much as you feel comfortable saying), what kind of support you would like and how (e.g. by phone), options available to you and how you would like to proceed with any further help.
The Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre is a free and confidential service, supporting women and their partners when they are facing an unplanned pregnancy, or dealing with a pregnancy loss, whether through termination, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, preterm loss or stillbirth. They have a team of trained listeners, available to provide you with confidential, unbiased support.
LGBT+ Service information
Please remember you can also contact Richmond Carers Centre for support as an LGBT+ carer. Our Adult and Young Carers Support workers have training and experience in supporting carers who identify as LGBT+.
No STraight Answer is a drop-in group session for young people (aged 13-19) who identify as LGBTQ+. Sessions include 1-to-1 and group as well as support, use of 3G football pitch, basketball court and skate park with half pipe and grind rails, music recording studio, art room, kitchen, table tennis, pool and table football. Held at Heatham House