Richmond Carers Centre Young Adult Carers Service supports young adults carers aged 18-25. We offer support to all carers regardless of the condition of the person that they are caring for and you do not need to be registered with us to speak with someone confidentially on the phone or in person.

Young adult carers are often juggling a range of things alongside of their caring role. Some examples include engagement or trying to re-engage with education, training, seeking employment, accessing benefits, housing concerns and trying to have a social life.

Our Young Adult Carers Support Worker can provide emotional support and practical help with any of the challenges that young adult carers are currently facing.

Bi-monthly newsletter

The Young Adult Carers Support Worker sends a bi-monthly YAC newsletter which includes local and national information and advice for young adult carers, including articles on benefits, financial support and activities. You can also access the Richmond Carers Centre main quarterly newsletter here.

Regular socials

Richmond Carers Centre runs regular social evenings for young adults carers so that they can take a break, meet others in similar situations and socialise in a relaxed environment. Young adult carers determine the venue. Full details can be found in the newsletter or you can contact us for more information.

Information and Advice

Richmond Carers Centre can provide you with information and advice on services and support in the borough, even if you are not registered with us. We can also signpost you to organisations that may be able to help or can formerly refer you if you wish. You will find a list of information resources here.

Outreach

In order to raise awareness on the needs of young adult carers we give talks to other local services that are also providing services or supporting young adults. If there is a service that you think would benefit from one of these talks please let us know. Opportunities available for young adult carers to be involved. Please contact us for more information.

One-to-one support

One-to-one mentoring sessions are available with a support worker to talk confidentially about issues relating to caring as well as any other concerns. This could include setting personal goals, identifying areas of change and developing strategies and new skills for coping. Contact us for more information.

Workshops

Young adult carers are able to access a range of workshops. These can cover a variety of topics relevant to the needs of young adult carers. Workshops can be arranged dependent on suggestions and the number of people interested. Young Adult Carers over 18 years can also access any of the workshops run by Richmond Carers Centre, as listed on the workshops page.

Think you may be a young adult carer? Call 020 8867 2380 or

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