At NCA we aim to work closely with all Health and Social Care Services across the city and the county. We want to provide all of our valuable support services working with families and young people with our free Young Carer Awareness Training, as well as ongoing resources and support. 

Young Carers and Young Adult Carers have a significantly higher prevalence of anxiety and self-harm, and are more likely to feel stressed, worried and isolated compared to their peers without a caring role. There are approximately 2400 young carers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, but these are only the ones we know about. Many of our young carers are hidden, and it is vital that we help to identify them and offer support where it is needed. 

 

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This is a free service and we can offer;

  • Free Young Carer Awareness training

  • Free resources

  • An ongoing supportive relationship with NCA

  • Connections to the Young Carers Notts Service

  • Our Carer Friendly Service Quality Mark

  • Young Carer information drop ins 

Our Young Carer Awareness training takes between 1 hour and 1.5 hours and can be delivered in person or online to your whole staff team and any volunteers you may have working for you. You will learn;

  • Who young carers are

  • Understand the impact of a caring role on a young person

  • Understand what steps to take if you identify a young carer

  • Be aware of the support available to young carers

  • Consider how you service could become more carer friendly

     

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If you would like to find out how to become a Carer Friendly Service, or get in touch with our Young Carer Engagement Team please email info@nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk

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