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Young Adult Carers
The Young Adult Carers (YAC) Transitions project provides a service to those caring for a relative, partner or friend who needs support because of disability, illness, addiction or fraility. The purpose of this service is to support young adult carers in their caring role and enable Carers to:
 
yes Have access to information, advice and guidance
yes Have access to integrated and personalised services
yes Have a life of your own
yesHave support to stay mentally and physically well
yes Promote your financial wellbeing
yes Have a voice about the services for the person they care for and for themselves to ensure young adult carers have a smooth transition into adulthood
yes Have support to access further education, training and employment
yes Opportunity to access Statutory Carers  Assessment and associated support

Carers FIRSTs transition staff work within local schools and colleges to identify and support Young Adult Carers and to ensure that they have someone that they can talk to about the choices that they have before them. The transitions project offers 1-1 support alongside regularly run workshops and activities which provide young adult carers with the opportunity to meet others that are in caring roles, to develop friendships and gain from the support of experienced staff. 

To see more details about what support is available in the area you live please visit the Young Adult Carer section in each of our localities.


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Take a look at our new magazine "Who Cares?" which has been
co-produced 
with Young Adult Carers and is full of useful information. You can read on on-line version (click on the image) or if you would like
 a hard copy, please contact us using the methods below.

You can contact us by:

  Calling our Carers Hub on 0300 303 1555

 Email us: YoungAdults@carersfirst.org.uk

  Or find our facebook page: 
YAC.CarersFIRST

To find out more about Young Adult Carers, you can read some of their stories here.....
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