We undertake detailed assessments designed to identify the needs of all family members and determine appropriate service provision. We follow a casework approach which focuses on making changes and achieving goals the family wishes to make. Assessments are taken at the families pace and together we look at building family resilience, creating stronger networks within the community and helping families and young carers access specialist support.
We operate a number of groups, each group runs on a rotation basis allowing us to work with the age range 6 – 25 years.
Centre based group, therapeutic activities such as arts and crafts, creative writing and life story work.
Targeting young carers who are not accessing social activities due to their caring role and are isolated within the community. Activities are chosen based on the feedback of young carers and aim to build confidence/team building, such as climbing, archery and football.
Weekend breaks for young carers to have a break from their caring role and have the opportunity to experience a holiday with others in a similar situation.
Visiting scenic and peaceful spots, to help young carers unwind and see places they would not normally visit due to their caring role.
A qualified counsellor, offering sessions within schools to those young carers who are struggling to cope with their caring role or have experienced a bereavement.
We raise awareness across all schools in Stockport to ensure that young carers are identified at the earliest opportunity. We deliver assemblies, staff training sessions and offer regular ‘drop ins’ for young carers to access and offer each other peer support.
We allocate space and time for any Young Carers who need to talk about their feelings and any worries they may have.
We encourage and support our young adult carers to access peer mentoring training and volunteering opportunities within the service.