Tower Hamlets Young Adult Carers Project
Often, when a young person is looking after a parent, they have to take responsibility for younger brothers and sisters too.
Caring for someone at a young age can have a big impact on mental health and life chances, with young adult carers suffering from a range of issues like depression and anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, poor educational attainment, social isolation and unemployment.
What we offer:
- An informal weekly social group for carers to meet and make friends – food and drink provided!
- A personal support worker to help with any issues you may have like mental health, education, employment, family relationships or anything else!
- Youth centred counselling for carers aged 16 – 25 years
- Support for those experiencing domestic abuse
- Benefits advice from our qualified and experienced advisors
- Small grants up to £300
- Advocacy (somebody to argue your case when you are in a difficult situation)
- Fun monthly day trips chosen by group members like a trip to a safari park, go-karting and axe throwing
- Short breaks like a weekend away
To enquire call our Young Adult Carers Co-ordinator Ben on:
07869 387 665 or email@example.com
If you haven’t already, please get in touch to
- register with us at The Carers Centre
- complete a Carer’s Assessment with us. This establishes your needs as a Carer
- then if more support is needed we can refer you to Adult Social Care for a Support Plan – a gateway to more help.
How to get in touch and ask for statutory Carer’s Assessment, advice about the assessment, an appointment with a carers support advocate
Call the centre 0207 790 1765
In person: The Carers Centre, 21 Brayford Square, London, E1 0SG
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed