Young Carers: Ideas to support Young Carers

Ideas to support Young Carers at school or college

  • Offer the young person time and space to talk
  • Allow them to call home or have access to their phone at certain times in the day
  • Flexibility with homework or deadlines
  • Consider accessibility issues when parents need to meet with teachers
  • Provide opportunities to do homework in school, offer clubs at lunchtime
  • Set up a peer support group
  • Promote positive images of living with disability, and physical and mental health conditions around your school/college