‘The Youth Hub at the Heart of the Community’
Providing youth services for all 10-25 year olds
in Felixstowe and the surrounding area
Sometimes young people are not aware what defines a ‘Young Carer’. if you provide care to an adult or child in your family you may be a young carer. Young Carers do more in the family home than would usually be expected by a young person of their age. This might mean that you do the shopping; manage the household bills; support someone emotionally; provide help to someone to help them get washed and dressed; provide medication or help to look after your brother or sister (sibling) helping to manage their behaviour.
Being a young carer can take up a lot of your time and stop you joining in with other groups and activities with your friends. It might mean that you find it difficult to make friends as you are unable to do anything after school, as you need to get home to help out. Being a young carer can also mean that you may find it difficult to concentrate in school and keep up with your studies. This might mean that you do not end up with the qualifications you need to get the job that you want or to go to university. If you feel you are finding things a bit hard or you are a bit worried about what will happen in the future there are different people and organisations who can help and listen to your worries and give help and support. Speak to a youth worker at Level Two or a teacher or an adult that you feel comfortable talking to and tell them how you feel.
Any questions feel free to contact Kirsty Coldwell or Shez Hopkins at Level Two on 01394-272521.