What we do

North Wales Young Carers support young carers across North Wales in three key areas, school holiday programmes, group support where necessary and working with schools/colleges as well as specialised support where required. Principally North Wales Young Carers is funded by The Neumark Foundation and private donations.

What we do

School Holiday Programmes

For most, the school holidays are a time to get some well-deserved rest. However for a young carer, this is often the most stressful time, as school provides a chance to see friends and is a positive environment. They may feel more relaxed here than in their own home. To support these young people, North Wales Young Carers deliver programmes along with our partners plenty of activities during these periods, to get the young people out of the home and interacting with others. 

Residential Trips

Young carers are often provided with the opportunity to spend a few days away from the home. Residential trips are a great opportunity for the young people to build some strong friendships, grow in confidence and independence, and also build on skills such as leadership and communication.  To see some of the respite activities ran by our sister charity click here

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Education

North Wales Young Carers provide a comprehensive support programme for primary and secondary academies, schools and colleges in order to raise awareness and promote the early identification of young carers in education. North Wales Young Carers works collaboratively with its education centre partners to improve attendance, achievement and the overall educational experiences for young carers.

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Regular Group Sessions

Group respite sessions provide the young carers with a welcome break from their caring role. Here, they are given the chance to be a child again, leaving all their worries at the door. These sessions promote physical and mental health and wellbeing, with enrichment programmes that provide them with valuable skills they will use to reach their full potential. To find out more about our regular group sessions ran by our sister charity click here  

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Young Carers Needs Assessment

North Wales Young Carers assesses every young carer to establish their needs and offer the relevant level of support. This may range from 1-1 intervention work, to supporting the family via the multi-agency process.

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