Young Adult 

Carers

'I feel safe that I have a point of contact at Carers' Hub' 

A young adult carer is someone aged 16-21 who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who has an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction.

 

Some caring roles are big, others small.  Either way, we’re here to help.  

 

We know that friendship, support and trying new things can provide the boost that you need, so we split our work into three areas:  

  • We provide 1-2-1 support, tailored around your needs – whether educational, emotional or something else

  • We organise a mixture of fun activities throughout the year

  • We run a monthly young adult carers group

What is a young adult carer?

'It’s been invaluable and has helped me come out of my shell . I was  feeling anxious and isolated but now I feel I have a place where I can be  more open about myself as there are others just like me.' 

There are lots of ways we can help you...

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Cooking, cleaning, getting around – managing day-to-day can be hard enough, but harder when you’re helping someone besides yourself. We’ll help you build the basic skills that make life easier.

Managing at home

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What do you want to do when you’re older? It’s often a hard question to answer, and we know that being a carer can make education difficult. We can help you think it through, and support you through the steps to get there.

Education and Career

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Our minds are like cars. If we don’t keep them oiled and looked after, they make loud noises that can make us go arggh! We’re always here to listen, and can help you build strategies to manage stress.

Managing stress

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Relationships with family members and friends can be an enormous sense of comfort, but also a cause of stress. This can be more complicated when you are a carer, which can lead to feelings of resentment. We’ll help you think about your relationships, and think about how to put support in place.

Relationships

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Can finances be a problem? Maybe you worry about money or you aren't able to buy essential things. We can help you think about how to better manage your cash, and help you gain access to grants and bursaries.

Money worries

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Caring can take up a lot of time - whether you’re helping or just thinking about the person you care for. Our varied programme of activities lets you let loose and have fun with people that understand the pressures you face.

Having fun

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Caring for the person that you love can be hard.  It takes a certain type of knowledge – and that isn’t necessarily something you’re taught in school. We’ll make sure you’re equipped with the skills to care with confidence.

Confidence

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There’s more to a healthy mind than just a healthy body, but it certainly helps! Better physical health mean clearer thoughts and a more positive outlook. We’ll help you put realistic targets in place to become more active.

Staying healthy

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How the Carers' Hub team will help you

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Once you have joined the young adult carers programme, we are always on hand to provide 1-2-1 support. But this isn’t based on what we think you need - it’s based around you. We’ll listen carefully to help you to set objectives for the sessions – whether they’re based around education; financial support; or relationships - and we’ll help you meet them.

One to one support

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Every month, there is a young adult carers group, where we relax, eat and do fun activities. More than anything, this is a chance for you to hang out with others who share the pressures that you face.

Peer Support

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Join one our regular first aid courses delivered by British Red Cross or find out about other courses available to you across the borough. 

First Aid Training

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There’s a lot of support on offer in Lambeth, but these things can be difficult to find.  We’re here to fill those gaps. We provide information on training courses, local services and other opportunities within the borough.

Information

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We run a varied programme of fun activities throughout the year. With events from go-karting and seaside trips, to workshops in photography and activism, there’s sure to be something that gets you excited – come along! 

Social activities

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Once each year, young adult carers create a rich mix of original artwork, which is exhibited in a Lambeth gallery. This is their platform to shout about the difficulties, barriers but also opportunities faced by young adult carers. Whether based around photography, spoken word or animation, it’s always amazing.

Celebration event

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Additional sources of support and information

 

There are lots of sources of information and support available in Lambeth.  We have included a few which you may find helpful.

Alice Dias
Mikey Lynam

'Lambeth Young Carers has supported me  

through my personal struggles at home.  

Thank you.'  

Carers Hub Lambeth, Floor 2, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA. Registered charity number 1182120. Company number 11403363

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