Kernow Young Carers

What we do

To provide specialist support for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers as part of the integrated Carers Service in Cornwall.

To improve outcomes for Young Carers who are at high risk of social exclusion and underachieving or experiencing difficulties at school because of their role as a young carer.
To reduce the impact of caring demands by effective signposting and to meet the needs of high level young carers.

To work with Young Adult Carers to support them through the transition from a Young Carer to an Adult Carer. Peer groups, activities and residentials will be used to support this work.

Secondary schools will be equipped to better support Young Carers and there will be a focus on primary schools to identify Young Carers at an earlier age to reduce the impact of caring.

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