Thanks to funding obtained from Thrive LDN and London Youth's City Leaders Scheme, the Young Carers Team has been busy setting up and developing several different projects over the past few months. Joe has been taking the lead in providing our young carers with the opportunity to participate in a social action project that aims to develop leadership skills, increase self-esteem and confidence, and nurture new friendships.

As part of the project we have been:

  • developing our Young Carers Committee to enable our young carers to have a say about the things that are important to them.
  • creating opportunities for young carers to support each other through a new buddy/peer mentoring scheme

Over the next few months we will

  • be looking to train and build a team of Young Carers Champions who will be raising the profile of young carers and promoting the support available to them.
  • Be delivering transition activities and workshops for those moving into high school or college.

So if you or someone you know is a Young Carer, living in Merton and aged 11-19 and would like to get involved then please contact the Young Carers Team on 020 8646 7515, or email Joe by clicking here.