NEWCIS Young Carers (NYC)

Supporting all young carers in Flintshire

NEWCIS are delighted to announce that we will be providing support to Young Carers Service in Flintshire. NEWCIS now offer a seamless and ageless service for unpaid carers in Flintshire.

Are you a young carer?

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.

What might a young carer do?

  • Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed
  • Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed
  • Personal care, such as helping someone dress
  • Collecting prescriptions and helping to give medicine
  • Helping someone communicate
  • Looking after brothers and sisters

We'll be organising lots of exciting activities and events - so you can meet new people, make friends and have fun!

How can NEWCIS help you?

Young carers will be able to access a range of help from NEWCIS including:

  • Support, advice and information
  • NEWCIS is here when you’ve got a question
  • ‘What matters conversation’ allowing us to assess your needs and find out what’s most important to you
  • Talking through what would help you in your caring role
  • Peer and community support, including young carer groups and peer support scheme
  • Time to get together with other young carers like you
  • Regular updates via our quarterly newsletter and social media channels
  • Keeping in touch
  • Young Carers ID card
  • Helping others see that you are a young carer
  • One to one support and signposting
  • Who to come to for help and who can help you
  • Activities, trips and social opportunities
  • Outings and fun times
  • Engaging young carers in informing service development and community initiative
  • How you can make a difference and change things for other young carers like you
  • Time off from your caring role, grants and counselling
  • Things that can help you continue caring

Meet the team

“Hi, I’m Amy! I am lucky enough to say that 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 Alice! I am here to support and help our Young Carers Team and you in your caring role.  When not in work I enjoy walking, running and Pilates.”

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