A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.
If you’re a young carer, you probably look after one of your parents, or care for a brother or sister. You may do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning, or helping someone to get dressed and move around.
At St Andrews, we recognise the responsibility being a young carer brings. Young carers are often very resourceful and capable children, who have developed a lot of useful skills. However, sometimes, young carers may need a bit more help.
If you are a young carer, or know someone who is, then you are welcome to speak to me, Grace Thomas, about it to see if there is any further support you can be given. As a school, we have ensured provision is available for young carers to have support in many ways, including a drop-in homework club and space for time to talk, either to Grace or to someone from Salford Young Carers.
You can also find information about Young Carers here: http://www.salfordyoungcarers.org/