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Does your practice know how to identify and support Young Carers?

Imago can provide free training for your surgery and support
you to implement a Young Carers Strategy, which will show your
compliance with the Care Act 2015 / Children’s and Families
Act 2015; demonstrating good practice when CQC Inspected
 

  • Relevant for Practice Managers, GP’s and  Support Staff
  • 2 ½ Hours’ worth of training (can be condensed to an hour to suit the needs of the practice)
  • For up to 15 staff members (minimum of 3)
  • Free Training for a limited time

By the end of the course you will learn the impact of being a Young Carer, how to prevent inappropriate caring, what support  is available and how to refer . Full course details can be accessed here.


 
 
 
 

Kent Young Carers

 
 

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There are over 10,000 Young Carers in Kent and according to BBC research there could be another 30,000 hidden Young Carers!  It is important that Young Carers know that they are not alone in their caring role.

Being a Young Carer can have a negative impact on a Young Person such as low confidence and self-esteem, low educational attendance & attainment and poor physical & mental health.  It is Kent Young Carers aim to reduce the negative and highlight the positive impact of being a carer such as increased resilience, empathy, non-judgemental attitude and caring nature.

 
 

Kent Young Carers is the countywide service for Young Carers aged 5-18 across Kent.  Young Carers are taking on caring responsibilities for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.

KYC works with schools, communities, and statutory and voluntary agencies to identify hidden young carers. Following assessment, KYC offer a range of short-term interventions including signposting, one-to-one support, in school support and workshops. 

KYC also offer training and information to professionals. 

 

Evolve

Imago are thrilled to be awarded funding from BBC Children In Need to deliver work with Young Carers and disabled children in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley. The project aims to reduce social isolation, and increase confidence and self-esteem through 1:1 support, school work, disabled children activities, Young Carer respite activities and workshops, family support and forum days.

For further information please contact the KYC Hub:

Phone 0300 111 1110

Email info@kentyoungcarers.org.uk 

Twitter: @KentYoungCarers

Facebook: Kent Young Carers

  

The KYC Hub is available for you to call Monday - Friday 9-5pm to talk about Young Carers’ needs and can provide information, advice and signposting. 

 

To make a referral please use the online form below

 
 
 

Volunteer with us!

 

Volunteering is a fantastic way to gain experience, improve your CV or dip your toe into a new career, plus it gives you the feel-good factor!  We have opportunities for Young Carer Activity Volunteers at locations across Kent.  Please get in touch today for a Volunteer Application Pack, training is provided.  info@kentyoungcarers.org.uk   

“Knowing I have made a young person smile and feel happier for just a couple of hours – no better feeling than that!”  Leanne, Young Carer Activity Volunteer