There is a short film showing what support we have been giving to Young Carers like Sacha. Sacha is 10 and she has 3 siblings, all of whom have learning disabilities. Sacha comes out with one of our team for a 1:1 support walk every week and this gives her a break from her caring responsibilities at home.
Please take a moment to watch our cheerful short film about what support we are offering members of our project during these Covid times on our YouTube channel. While you are there, it would be great if you could choose to subscribe. If you click HERE it will open a new window and start our little film.
Eastleigh Young Carers Project offers flexible support for any young person 8 -18 years old within the Eastleigh Borough whose life is significantly affected by caring for a family member, like a parent or a sibling, who has an illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse problem. The project gives young carers the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, take some well-deserved time off, and have lots of fun. We aim to empower young people and provide them with positive experiences in a safe and fun environment where they are free to be themselves.
To improve the lives of young carers by providing safe, quality support to individuals and offering an holistic approach which considers the needs of the whole family minimising the physical and emotional impact of caring, and promoting wellbeing and resilience.
To create a place where children and young people reach their potential and achieve a positive transition to adulthood regardless of family circumstances empowering them to make a valuable contribution to their community.
What we do…
- Youth Clubs
- Family days
- Home visits
- Information and signposting
- Life skill Workshops
- Peer Mentors
- Residential Breaks
- School Drop-ins
- School Assemblies
- One to Ones
- Young Carers Choir (supported by Eastleigh Rotary)
We are constantly looking for fundraising opportunities to help us raise funds for our project to enable us to continue to support our young people in the best way possible. This includes applying to grants big and small, hosting fundraising events, and supporting those who wish to fund-raise for us to do so. You can donate to the project here, and if you know of some funding which may be appropriate, or would like to do some fund-raising for us, please contact us on 023 8090 2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with us!
We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team! You can enquire further by contacting One Community’s Volunteer Centre.