A young carer is someone who looks after another person. Caring for someone might involve things you do every day like cooking and cleaning or you might have to do much more if your loved one can’t do some things themselves. A young carer might look after someone because they’re unwell, have a disability, a mental health issue or struggle with substance misuse.
Referring into the service
Referrals will need to be made using the online Young Carers referral form.
These will be dealt with by the Young Carers team directly. Once allocated one of the team will contact you.
Referrals will need to be made using the NEWCIS online referral form.
This is because the adult team at NEWCIS will deal with the referral, undertake any assessments needed and provide support. You can find out more about NEWCIS services here.
Once you have been allocated to a worker to complete an assessment please ask them to forward your details to the Young Carer team, if you would like to access the group, so that we can add you to our contact list.
Things a young carer might do
How can NEWCIS Young Carers help?
Young Carer ID Card
Our ID Card (in partnership with WCD Young Carers and Action For Children) is recognised across North Wales and is available in a suite of options – card, wristband and app (coming soon)! The card is to help professionals including doctors, teachers and pharmacists to recognise you are a Young Carer which will help them give you the appropriate support you need and deserve.
Groups & Events
Young Carers have the opportunity to access regular group-based sessions incorporating a wide range of activities, which our Young Carers have a say in. The groups are an opportunity to make some new friends, have fun, and have a break from your caring role. We will keep you informed you of these activities primarily via our newsletter, our social media platforms, and by direct contact. At times we have to limit numbers attending activities, if this is the case it will be indicated on the event information.
Groups & Events
Where possible, try to register interest for sessions in advance. Note that the last day to register for most sessions is the week before it’s due to happen. Below, you will find instructions on how to register an interest in sessions and what happens next.
– Enter your details, tick which session(s) you would like to register interest for and click ‘book now’. These requests will then be sent through to the team and you will receive a confirmation email. *If anything crops up in the meantime which means you won’t be able to attend then please let us know asap*
– A text will be sent out 1 week before the activity is due to happen to check if you are still able/want to attend. You must respond to this text, because if we do not hear back by the given time you will be removed from the activity list.
– A text will then be sent out the on the day of the session, to everyone who has a confirmed place. Staff will ask you to let us know of any last minute changes.
Any issues please get in touch 😊
Meet the team
“Hi, I’m Amy! I have been working with young carers since 2018, and have been able to share my love of craft, cake and outings with children and young people! Outside of work, life is spent exploring new places, and visiting family and friends.”
“Hi, I’m Katie! I’m here to make sure you’re getting on okay with your caring role, so please give me a shout if you need some help or want to chat! Outside of work, I like eating ALL of the chocolate and going on muddy dog walks.”
“Hi I’m Hayley! I’m one of the Wellbeing Officers here to help support you with your caring role, and have lots of fun at our groups! In my spare time I love being creative making various things and going on family days out.”
Tel: 01352 752525