Project information

Young Carers' Project

Halton Carers' Centre commenced a Young Carers' in Transition Project in October 2010. The project identifies and supports young carers between the ages of 15-24,particularly in the areas of health, education, socialising, finances and work,enabling them to make a smooth transition into adulthood.

October 2010 - September 2012

Charity information: HALTON CARERS CENTRE

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  • Need

    Need

    Young carers often struggle to makwe a smooth transition into adulthood as they tend to put the person they care for first. Many young carers perform poorly at school and do not continue education after 16.They often exclude themselves from social activities and struggle to find work and manage their finances

    Solution

    The project is already proving successful with 180 new young carers identified in Halton via local schools. One to one support, activities and tailored awareness courses improve young carers confidence,targets the five areas of; health,education,socialising,finances and work and empowers them to be the best they can be in life, all whilst continuing in their caring role.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    health

    Activities

    » access to tailored support,advice and links with health providers

    Success will be...improvement in health of young carers


    Aim 2

    education

    Activities

    » access to information from external organisations.training courses and joint work with schools

    Success will be...more young carers doing better at school and accessing furtehr eduaction


    Aim 3

    socialising

    Activities

    » Access to trips,events, social support groups

    Success will be...more young carers taking part in social activities and making friends


    Aim 4

    work

    Activities

    » links with rganisations such as Halton People nto Jobs, Jobcentre Plus, Connexions and schools to improve young carers chances of accessing work

    Success will be...more young carers being prepared for completing CVs, job interviews and getting appropriate work


    Aim 5

    finaces

    Activities

    » help with budgeting and making informed decisions about how to spend money wisely. Inforation about saving and deferred gratification is also covered

    Success will be...more young carers can better manage their finances and reduction in debt


  • Impact

    Impact

    We aim to see an improvement in the lives of young carers across all the five areas detailed earlier. These areas will be monitored and evaluated

    Risk

    Too much demand ie More young carers than our 1 Young Carers Worker can support. Also funding ends Sept 2012

    Reporting

    Via annuall monitoring report. Regular collation of stats on a quartlerly basis

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £67,753

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      Amount Heading Description
      £33,553 Year 1 recruitment,publicity events,staionery,activities
      £34,200 Year 2 events, activities,oublicity

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Esmee Fairbairn Foundation £67,753 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Halton

    Beneficiaries

    All young carers

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only charity who supports bot young and adult carers in Halton

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Tom Coates Young Carers Worker

    Young Carers Transitional Worker