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One in eight adults in Britain is a carer. Many juggle work and other commitments along with their caring role, and most do not realise the range of services available to help them.
A carer can be anyone, of any age, who provides unpaid help to family or friends who would not be able to manage without their support.
This could be caring for a relative, parent, child, partner or friend who is frail, has a physical or mental illness, disability or problem with drugs or alcohol. Becoming a carer can happen to anyone, from any background or culture, at any time.
The all new exciting INVEST programme has arrived! It is about supporting young adults, aged 17-25 years, providing a safe space to discuss any issues you might face while caring for someone. We are aware that is extremely difficult juggling the pressures of balancing daily life and caring. The Young Adult Carers’ Service is committed to supporting you managing that balance. The programme will offer support in a number of areas;
•Making positive choices – living life the way you want to
•Work – finding it, keeping it, changing it!
•Volunteering – giving something to a cause you care about
•Education – school, college or university
•Health & Wellbeing – staying healthy physically and emotionally
Young people will get the chance to meet other young adult carers in similar situations, attend group and peer support as well as have 1-2-1 support with our INVEST Officer or one of our partner organisations.
If you are already registered with us as a young adult carer and would like to participate in the INVEST project, please complete the page on our website: https://www.banescarerscentre.org.uk/youngcarers/for-14-25s/hello!/
If you are not registered with the Centre, aged 14 -25 and would like to participate in the project and/or access support then please complete the relevant self-referral form on our website: https://www.banescarerscentre.org.uk/youngcarers/for-14-25s/hello!/
One of the most common issues faced by carers today is loneliness and isolation, which is why the Carers’ Centre are launching a new telephone befriending programme for the Bath and North East Somerset area. Caring can be incredibly emotionally draining and coupled with a lack of support networks carers can often find themselves close to breaking point. “Befriending has been shown to be a very helpful, very simple solution to on-going isolation and loneliness,” said Andy Graham, Carers’ Centre Volunteering Coordinator and the lead on this project. “Our aim is to build more relationships with isolated carers and maximize the number of people we reach out to.” If you’re a carer and think you would like to talk to one of the befrienders, or if you would like to volunteer, give the Carers’ Centre a call on 0800 0388 885.
If you have questions about caring, free information and advice is available on our support line open 8.15am-12noon weekdays: 0800 0388 885
Are you open during term time?
Are you open during school holidays?
How do people access your service?
If referral then by whom? For example, Social Worker, School, Doctor, Self-referral?
Carers can refer themselves to the Carers' Centre, or be referred by any health or social care professional.
Do you have a waiting list?
Carers may have to wait for an appointment to see a Carers' Officer for an assessment.
All services are free for carers.
Do you welcome people using your service from Bath and North East Somerset?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bath and North East Somerset using your service?
Who can use your service
Who can use your service?
Anyone who is a carer. Young Carers (14 - 25 years old) can access information here: https://banescarerscentre.org.uk/youngcarers/