We provide young carers the opportunity to have fun, attend activities, make new friends, learn new skills, meet other Carers and most importantly to "have a break".
Young Carers provide a wide range of practical and emotional assistance to those for whom they care which can often prevent them from being able to socialise with friends, or just have some 'me' time.
• Showering, bathing and dressing
• Helping someone go to the toilet
• Shopping and picking up medications
• Going to medical appointments
• Cleaning up, general housework
• Making meals/cooking
• Keeping them safe/making sure they are OK
• negotiating with service providers
• caring for siblings
Caring for someone can be a great experience but it can also be hard at times. The Young Carer Program provides short term and emergency respite services to support you and provide temporary relief from your caring role. These services are facilitated by the North and West Metropolitan Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre.
• giving you a break from your caring role
• giving you time to relax, do school work or spend time with friends
• supporting you to sustain a job
• enabling your to socialise or play regular sports
The Young Carers Program is an Australian Government Initiative designed to keep young carers in Primary and Secondary education.
To be eligible for the Young Carers program you must:
• be up to the age of 25 years (currently studying) and providing care to someone who has an illness, disability or mental health issue
• live in the West Torrens, Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide Enfield, Salisbury, Playford or Tea Tree Gully council areas.