Who are young adult carers?
A young adult carer is a young person, aged between 16-25 who takes on a caring role, for a family member who has a disability, long-term illness, mental illness (including depression, anxieties) or drug/alcohol substance misuse.
STRIVE – supporting young adult carers
Our Young Adult Carers project, known as STRIVE:
Stronger | Together | Respected | Individual | Valued | Empowered
Our STRIVE project supports young people between the ages of 16-25 across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Within Cambridgeshire the project is commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council, and within Peterborough and Norfolk the projects are grant funded.
We work with young adult carers to support and maintain their emotional and physical well-being. Enabling them to build up their confidence, social skills, and future planning especially in to education, employment and training opportunities.
We provide support through:
- 1:1 and peer support
- Transition Plans
- Carers Star
- In Cambridgeshire, we undertake statutory Carer’s Assessments for young adult carers (16+)
- Involvement with local and national projects & initiatives – find out more
- Volunteering opportunities within the organisation – find out more
- Support in Peterborough – Download Time for Change flyer
If you would like to chat about support you may need or want to have to help you with education, employment, training – or anything else, please get in touch with:
- Cambridgeshire: contact Nicky Hornsby – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peterborough: contact Lisa Masters – email@example.com
- Norfolk: contact Jenny Sanders – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cambridgeshire Group and Drop-In March-July dates – STRIVE Cambs Group Dates 2017