Changes is our project for Young Adult Carers aged 16-25. The aim of the project is to support Young Adult Carers (YACs) aged 16-25 through their transitions to adulthood all whilst looking after a family member or friend. Through the project, we hope to help YACs feel confident in their caring role but also feel confident enough to make important decisions for their lives without feeling guilty or unable to do so because of their caring role.
Important Facts About YACs (information courtesy of www.learningandwork.org.uk)
- There are over 314,000 YACs in England and Wales
- YACs provide £5.5 billion of unpaid care per year
- YACs are 3 time more likely to be not in education, employment and training
- 24% YACs say they cannot afford to go to college or university
Get In touch
Do you want to know more about the project, make a referral or find out how to get involved? Then please contact the Changes Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 0208 432 2092.