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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 In partnership with Family Action provides regular group activities for young carers aged 8-18. 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.

The Young Carers Project also provides a mentoring programme where young carers can be matched with an adult mentor. The adult mentor will meet with young carers regularly and engage in social activities with them in the local community eg going to the cinema, ice skating or out for a meal.

In addition we can also support young carers and their families by signposting them to other relevant services.

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

If so please contact Mark Cullen on 07971 309 334 or email: mark.cullen@haringey.gov.uk to find out how you can get involved.

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