Richmond Carers Centre provides practical help, support and information to young people caring for a loved one with a physical disability, learning difficulty, mental health issue or illness.
The charity supports over 400 young carers, aged 5-18 and their families, by organising breaks and activities, as well as providing support groups and a mentoring scheme in local primary and secondary schools.
The charity supports young people like brothers, Jack and Luke, whose dad was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. The boys have been involved with the centre since 2013, and it’s given them the chance to make new friends with other young carers who understand what they are going through.
The team are always on hand to support them by providing emotional support and services that give them the chance to be free from their caring responsibilities and do the things other teenagers do.
Global’s Make Some Noise is proud to support the charity’s ‘Young Carers Health and Wellbeing Project’, which will enable the centre to expand their services for young carers. The new scheme will deliver more young carer breaks, one-to-one sessions and support groups to help meet the demand for their service.