Young carers

Haringey Young Carers Project

Young carers are children and young people aged 5-18 who help to care for someone in their family who suffers from mental illness, physical illness, disability or drug/alcohol abuse.

Haringey Young Carers Project provides regular group activities for young carers aged 11-18. These sessions include a variety of activities such as sports, cooking and music, as well as a number of educational workshops such as career planning, budgeting and exploring the role of a young carer. These sessions enable young carers to have fun and learn new skills within a safe environment, as well as providing an opportunity for them to meet and socialise with other young carers who may share similar experiences to them.

In addition, we can also support young carers and their families by:

  • Signposting to other services
  • Providing information, advice and guidance on a range of issues
  • Providing guidance on what to do in case of an emergency
  • Providing information about how to cope with illness and/or disability
  • Providing the opportunity to meet with other young carers
  • Going on trips and outings

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Group Activities

Haringey Young Carers Project runs a Young Carers group every Monday 5.30pm-7.30pm at Bruce Grove Youth Space.

These sessions allow young carers to come together and meet other young carers whilst participating in fun activities such as:

  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Pool
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Homework support

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Trips and Outings

Haringey Young Carers Project also takes young carers on various trips and outings throughout the year. Examples of the trips and outing we have gone on include:

  • Activity residentials
  • The Young Carers Festival
  • Thorpe Park
  • Go-Karting
  • Theatre
  • Meals out

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Are you a young carer or do you know a young carer?

If so please contact Alison Hackshaw to find out how you can get involved:

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Page last updated:

July 4, 2022

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