The latest Youth Action Wiltshire Programme is available to download below.
A young carer has significant caring responsibilities for a member of their family who has:
- Physical disability
- Chronic, long term or terminal illness
- Learning disabilities
- Sensory impairment such as speech, sight or hearing loss
- Mental health issue
- Drug or alcohol dependency
Young Carers could be:
- Parent carers
- Sibling carers
- Sole carers
- Supportive carers
Young carers often have complex and/or multiple caring roles within their families.
Hidden Army, a new dance film created by Wiltshire Young Carers with Being Frank Physical Theatre and River Rea Films - May 2015
The Wiltshire Young Carers fillm - January 2014
Nine young carers took part in producing the powerful four minute film.
Film produced for the Hidden Harm Conference 2012
Bath Philharmonia Project:
The Bath Philharmonia project is an amazing opportunity for many young carers to experience working will professional musicians, raising awareness of the issues young carers face and producing from scratch new and exciting pieces of music.
Project and Respite activities
We have now launched the new project based respite groups for the whole of Wiltshire. These groups offer the opportunity for Young Carers aged 8 to 12 and 13 to 18 years of age to achieve our ASDAN accredited Young Carers Safety Award, take part in healthy living, arts, sports and adventure activities.
We can offer support to 18-24 year olds (inclusive) who have additional needs such as learning difficulties or health issues. They are supported by our service through key work but are able to access any part of the activity program that they choose to.
An added bonus for Young Carers accessing this project is that they can gain training and accreditation such as sports leaders awards, V -Volunteering awards, first aid, food hygiene and ASDAN
Our key work supports young carers who have additional needs. The young carers receiving key work are allocated a worker and together they work on a personal action plan with aims that they want to achieve.
Through advocacy we will continue to support the young carers and their family’s voices to be heard in a range of ways including educational issues, housing, health issues, social care and family relationships.
For information on Substance Abuse, please click here to visit the Carer Support Wiltshire Website.
Download the Wiltshire Young Carers Service referral form below.
If you have any questions with regards to making a referral please contact the team directly on 01380 720671