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Young Adult Carers (18-25yrs)

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Carers in Bedfordshire believe in the positive benefit of you meeting as many others and sharing common experiences

A young adult carer is someone aged 18-25yrs who is caring for someone who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, learning difficulties, sensory impairment, HIV/AIDS or substance misuse. Did you know there are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the United Kingdom?

As a young adult carer you may experience isolation, difficulties managing at home, problems at college or work, lack of social experiences and often need information and advice on the illness or disabilities your parent or grandparents suffer from.

What do we do?

Carers in Bedfordshire's Young Adult Carers Team run the following:

  • Hubs
  • Emotional and Practical Support
  • Information and Advice 
  • Training
  • Help to develop strategies for dealing with difficulties and improving health and well-being
  • Carers Breaks and grants
  • Family time at our Carers Cafes
  • Dedicated Facebook pages

Hubs

Our Hubs are for Young Adult Carers aged 18-25yrs to get together socially, join in with fun and focused activities, play pool or table football, games consoles or just chill out. For more information contact the Young carer team

Young Carers Team

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Suite K, Sandland Court, The Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7PZ

 

Useful Links for Young Adult Carers

 

Alzheimer's UK have a dedicated young person's website 'Dementia Explained' explaining about dementia and tips on how manage caring for someone with this condition.

 

PLEASE NOTE: From 1st April 2016 support for Young Carers living in Central Bedfordshire will be provided by Central Bedfordshire Council. For more information on the support available please contact: Peter Barras, Senior Parenting Advisor at Central Bedfordshire Council on 0300 3006780 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Carers in Bedfordshire will however continue to support sibling carers that care for a brother or sister and will still be offering a range of workshops across Central Bedfordshire. 

For more information on these please contact a member of the Young team at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other services still available to young carers in Central Bedfordshire include the Peer Mentor programme, Carers Grant, Cafés, Discount Card and Carers Lounge.

 

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