“Young carers are children and young people who often take on practical
and or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.”
Support in School
Norham is committed to supporting Young Carers in our school. There is a young carers group, which is led by Mrs Chandler. The group are just finalising details on a new room and when to meet - all exciting times ahead for all involved. Check out some of the work they have done with Phoenix Detached Youth Project below creating an amazing space to work and relax in.
It is a great opportunity for all young carers in Norham to share experiences, support each other as well as having time to relax.
If you are giving any practical or emotional support to someone in your family, you could be a young carer.
The day to day responsibilities of a young carer often include:
cooking, looking after a sibling, personal care, cleaning, giving medication, helping someone communicate, emotional support, shopping, managing finances
North Tyneside Carers Centre
3rd floor, YMCA Building, Church Way
Tel: 0191 6432298
If you think you or someone you know may be a young carer speak to Ms chandler or any other staff member
Join the Norham young carers group or call young carers directly