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Young Carers

We are dedicated to providing all of our students with the necessary support they need to succeed.

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Are you a Young Carer?

A Young Carer is a child or young person under the age of 18 carrying out significant caring tasks and assuming a level of responsibility for another person which would normally be taken by an adult.

Young Adult Carers are young people whose caring role has started or developed up to the age of 25.

Reasons are varied but can include:

  • Serious physical illness
  • Long term physical disability
  • Neurological conditions
  • Mental Health problems
  • Dementia
  • Addiction
  • Learning difficulties

Day to day responsibilities often include:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Providing nursing and personal care
  • Giving emotional support

How we can help Young Carers

If you need to talk to someone in confidence about being a young carer or any issues you have then you can talk to one of the Safeguarding & Welfare Officers in the Student Wellbeing Centre.

You will be supported through your time at college in various ways, in order to help you we need to be aware of your caring responsibilities, please complete the questionnaire.

From this we can contact you and make any reasonable adjustments you need to support you to achieve at college and make your time here an enjoyable one.

The Junction

The Student Wellbeing Centre work alongside the Junction, who offer support for young carers and their families. They are able to offer free, impartial advice. If you are interested or just want some more information please pop into the Wellbeing Centre and we’ll be happy to help.

Click here to read the Young Carers Booklet

Document: Middlesbrough College Counselling and Mental Health Support Leaflet

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