Young Carers

At St Peter and St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy we recognise the difficulties that our Young Carers can have and offer support by having a Key Worker, Mrs R Gray.   If you think you are a Young Carer or know of a Young Carer within the academy, please feel free to contact Mrs Gray in Student Support.

It is believed that there are over 700,000 Young Carers who help care for their parents, grandparents or younger siblings.   A Young Carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative who has a condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem. Please read more about Young Carers on the NHS website.

Young Carers often put the people that they care for first, before thinking about themselves.   The care that they provide can be washing, ironing, cleaning, cooking, helping with personal care etc.   They may also help with younger siblings by getting them dressed and taking them to school.   They have to do all this before thinking of getting to school on time, meeting friends and doing their homework, let alone revising for an assessment!

Click here to visit the Carers Trust website.