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Young Carers

The Young Carers group is for any young person who is aged 11 – 19 (and attending secondary school) who participates in any kind of caring role for a family member. This might be a sibling, parent, carer, or grandparent who needs help because of their age, disability, long term condition, mental illness, or substance misuse issues.
The support you provide in your caring role could include: helping around the house, personal care, support with lifting, support with health issues, or looking after younger siblings due to parent illness/disability etc.
This groups gives Young Carers an opportunity to have a break from caring, make friends, and access support if they need it.

Current Virtual Offer for Young Carers (i.e., Zoom Groups)

Monday Zoom Group (Juniors) Ages 6-11 years

Every Monday at 4:30 -5:30 pm (term time only). Quizzes & Games e.g. Scavenger Hunt, Spin the Wheel and more. Download and return a primary nomination form to [email protected] to join.

Wednesday Zoom Group (Juniors) Ages 6-11 years

Every Monday at 4:30 -5:30 pm (term time only). Quizzes & Games e.g. Scavenger Hunt, Spin the Wheel, activities & more. Download and return a primary nomination form to [email protected] to join.

PLEASE NOTE – Referral Eligibility
5 year olds – if deemed mature enough to cope with a virtual group format.
Up to 12 year olds – if it is felt they would cope better in the younger group than the older one.
Please contact Emma Newton to discuss on a case by case basis.

Wednesday Zoom Group Ages 11-16 years

Every Wednesday at 5:00-6:00 pm (term time only). Quizzes & Games, Chat & Socialise. Download and return a secondary nomination form to [email protected] to join. Delivered by the Youth Work Team.

PLEASE NOTE – Referral Eligibility
Can accept 17-19 year olds. However, we would encourage a referral to Carers Wakefield who deliver support to Young Adults Carers from  17-25 years old.

Fit Body Mind - Boxing Mindfulness Zoom Ages 6-11 years

New 12 week programme (running until 30 March). Every Tuesday 4pm-4:30pm. 20 minutes high intensity boxercise + 10 minutes guided mindfulness activity. To refer send the following details to [email protected] - Name, date of birth, Religion & Ethnicity, Email & contact of parent. Delivered by Mindful Peak Performance.

PLEASE NOTE – Referral Eligibility
This group is only for Young Carers. This group runs until March 30 2021.

Fit Body Mind - Boxing Mindfulness Zoom Ages 12-18 years

Every Thursday 5:30pm-6:15pm. 20 minutes high intensity boxercise + 10 minutes guided mindfulness activity. To refer send the following details to [email protected] - Name, date of birth, Religion & Ethnicity, Email & contact of parent. Delivered by Mindful Peak Performance.

PLEASE NOTE – Referral Eligibility
This group is only for Young Carers. This group runs until March 30 2021.

Contact the Children First Hubs

For more information on what a ‘Young Carer’ is and what support is available for Young Carers in Wakefield contact the Young Carers
Early Help Lead Practitioner – Emma Newton
Mobile: 07500 911 387
[email protected]