COVID-19 contingency

Supporting Young Carers and their Families

 

We have put together a package of support for our Young Carers and their families whilst we are facing these times of great challenge.

We will be working, as ever, with Children’s Social Care. Stockport Family, Health and Education to ensure we offer the best possible support.

We recognise that the caring role for many of our Young Carers is going to increase significantly and the pressure of the emerging situation is going to have a huge impact on the health of the people they are caring for.

As Key workers, we can continue to support the children and families but, in the same way as everyone else, we have had to adapt the in which we work. We are planning on no face to face contact to ensure that we are keeping everyone in and outside the organisation safe.

 

For the Young Carers:

  • Support via Phone, Text, Email (all contact info can be found at the bottom of this document)
  • Access to virtual/online support groups
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Mindfulness Videos and Podcasts
  • Our fully trained counsellor will continue working with Young Carers over the phone
  • Support for parents and family

 

 

For the Families:

 

  • Support via Phone, Text, Email (all contact info can be found at the bottom of this document)
  • Our Family Counsellor will also be offering support to some of our parents
  • We are going to be contacting all our families to ‘check in’ on a weekly/fortnightly basis
  • Assessing and triaging family’s needs and working alongside Adult/Children’s Social Care
  • Offering pick-up and delivery service of essential items as the current situation allows (food, prescriptions etc.)
  • Support for the Children

 

We all have access to our laptops and mobile phones and we are looking to have a divert system put in place for our Office Number in the event that we can no longer work from that location.

 

Contact Information

 

Katy (Project Manager)

07540722371

[email protected]

 

Jude (Family Worker)

07540722368

[email protected]

 

Jeanette (Family Worker)

07540722369

[email protected]

 

Hannah (Children’s Worker)

07540722370

[email protected]

 

Please get touch if you need any support and we will endeavour to support you in the best way we can with the resources we have available.

 

 

Best Wishes

 

The Signpost Young Carer Team