The WE CARE is a support group for our Young Carers who care for someone living within their household. A young carer is a young person who cares, unpaid, for a person who has any type of physical or mental illness, physical and/or mental disability or misuses substances. This includes looking after siblings, parents and grandparents. Should a parent be the main carer for a grandparent, this also makes the student a young carer.
We offer the opportunity to meet every Friday break 1 in E7 which is located within the MFL block. We usually discuss the week, play games, eat lunch together and plan how we can support young carers further by planning treats and activities. We also plan fundraising activities to support our young carers and students who have been affected by bereavement. There are no strings attached so do encourage your child to come along even if it just a warm room in which to enjoy their lunch.
There is also support available for Young Carers outside of school hours and during the holidays through the following charities and agencies: (click on the link)
- Support for young carers - time4u
- Caring for carers (Plymouth)
- Friends and Families
- Barnardos - what we do - young carers plymouth
- Childrens society, information for young people & young-carers local service finder
If you would like to support our students within the WE CARE and B group further you can do so by donating via parent pay. All monies raised will go towards supporting our young people and their needs.
If you have any queries about this group, feel free to email us at email@example.com.