Carers Milton Keynes is a small charity that supports young carers who look after a loved one affected by an illness, disability or frailty.
The charity’s Young Carers Team supports children and young people aged 8-25, by providing them with emotional and practical support through counselling and training, a chance to meet other young carers in peer groups, opportunities to enjoy their childhood as well as support in school.
Global’s Make Some Noise is proud to support the charity’s ‘Same Chances’ project, helping young carers to fulfil their potential.
Through the project, young carers can access a range of services including life skills training such as budgeting and healthy eating, wellbeing sessions which are focussed on mindfulness and reducing anxiety, support groups as well as fun activities for young carers to come together and take a break from their caring role.
The project also provides employment and further education sessions and personalised support for those in education, training or employment. The charity’s advocacy work in schools, colleges, GP’s and Social Services helps to increase awareness of the issues which young carers face.
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