Telephone: 01642 756000
Young Carers Information and Support Service
The Junction Foundation is commissioned to deliver support for Young Carers, Families and Young Adult Carers across South Tees covering Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. The Junction Foundations' vision is to make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable children, young people and their families to enable them to reach their full potential, shape their futures and lead healthy fulfilling lives.
If you are between the ages of 5 – 25 years old and are caring for an adult or child you and your family can access support and help from The Junction Foundation. Support the team offer includes:
- A Whole Family assessment to understand the needs of all of the family and the impact of any caring role
- 6-week intensive whole family support to address wider family needs and broker support to reduce the impact of the caring role
- Individual assessment for young carers to identify their goals and any additional support they may need
- Skills groups for Young Carers who are identified as needing to develop skills around their caring role to better equip young carers with the skills they need and build coping strategies
- Limited Social groups to address the needs of Young Carers who are identified as being socially isolated due to their caring role
- Next Steps Transition service (in collaboration with Carers Together) for Young Adult Carers (aged 15 years to 25 Years) to support the successful transition to adulthood
- Young Carers development- to ensure partners in education and wider support systems are aware of young carers issues and better equipped to support them and improve young carers experience in education.
- Keeping in touch support to regularly review your support needs and inform you about wider services that may be available
Young Carers Passport
What is it?
The Junction Foundation and young carers across the South Tees area have co-produced young carer and transition passports.
Passports are a tool that has been developed to support young carers and young adult carers through the various different transitions in their lives. It means you only have to tell your story and what support you require once and details recommendations for professionals to ensure they are supported.
How does it work?
The Passport is completed with your key worker or school young carer champion, then this is shared with the appropriate people who are involved in your care to ensure you receive the support you want and need. The passport can go with you so as you move on through school, further education, training and employment you can continue to update and share along the way.
Can I get one?
Any young carer or young adult carer who does not have a passport in place but would like one please speak to your project worker or contact The Junction Foundation on 01642 756000 for further information and referrals.