Young carers: whole family approaches and personalisation
ADASS December 2011
The focus of this paper is on young carers and how personalisation and whole family approaches can support them to have the opportunities that other young people enjoy. Good personalised support means meeting individual needs in a way that recognises and promotes each person's immediate family (and community) role/s and network. Understanding individual needs requires an understanding of the whole family and the shared needs and collective assets of the family. Support can then be planned in a way that best meets the needs of the family as a whole, builds on their strengths and prevents children and young people from undertaking inappropriate caring.
Forum for young CarersThe Princess Royal Trust for carers (opens new window) has a section of their website dedicated to young carers. It provides information about what it means to be a young carer and how to get the support and information you need.
Being a young carer
Carers Direct has a section on the website written for and about young people who are caring. It helps you people find out if they are a young carer. It looks at the different things young carers have to do, and where they can get help with them.