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* Bridgend Young Carers Short Breaks

Our Vision

Bridgend Young Carers Service

A young carer is someone who takes responsibility for someone who is ill, disabled, elderly, experiencing mental illness or affected by substance misuse, or has substantial responsibility for caring for a brother or sister. Young carer's lives are restricted because of their caring role, they can feel different to their peers, be socially isolated or lack in confidence as they don't have the same access to social opportunities as their peers.

We help children and young people aged 8 to 18 who are caring for someone in their family. We try to make life easier by offering practical and emotional support for the young carer and by giving them a break from their caring role so they can enjoy some time of their own and meet other young people with similar experience.

The service is extremely important and valued by our Young Carers and their families as in some cases it is the only form of time out that these exceptional young people have. Our Young Carers groups run on Monday evenings in Bridgend. We also provide a few day trips during the school holidays to offer much deserved leisure opportunities. The holidays can be the hardest time for a young carer as their caring role can increase and they are isolated from their peers and social opportunities.

 

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* Gwynedd & Ynys Mon Young Carers

Our Vision

We help children and young people aged 5 to 18 who are caring for someone else in their family.

The person a young carer looks after may have an illness, disability, or mental health or substance misuse problem. Some young carers may be the only person providing care, while others may take on responsibilities alongside other family members.

Young carer's lives are restricted because of this need to take responsibility for someone in the family.

We try to make life easier by offering practical and emotional support for the young carer and family so they can enjoy some time of their own and achieve what they want.

We aim to work in different ways to make life better for young carers to feel good about themselves and their future.

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* Tafarn Newydd C&F Service

Our Vision

Tafarn Newydd Families Service provides a multi-agency family support service that promotes and enhances the development of disabled children aged between 0 and 19. We promote the child’s; linguistic, cultural, physical, social & life skills, emotional and cognitive development through assessment and individual one page profiles that address their specific and individual  needs. 

We are funded by Health, Education, Social Services and these funding streams are dependant on each other as they provide both the infrastructure and aspects of service delivery.

Our key objectives are:

  • To provide local support for disabled children & their families
  • Families are supported to develop necessary skills to care for their disabled children
  • Children are supported and developed to reach their maximum potential
  • Children are supported in their transition to school
  • Parents have access to relevant information to support their role
  • Parents and children are less isolated and support networks developed
  • Children and young people attending Saturday club are able to socialise with their friends which enables parents to have a short break

To reduce family stress thereby diminishing the incidence of crisis and family breakdown.

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* Wrexham Solutions

Our Vision

Do something amazing with your spare time ... Change young lives for the better.

Solutions is a therapeutic service offering early intervention and prevention services to children, young people and their families where there are indications of behavioural and / or emotional difficulties that could lead to the development of mental health problems.

Therapy, following a primarily solutions focused model, is provided to children and their parents to promote emotional well-being, resilience and familial bonds to enable families to find alternative ways of coping with particular difficulties and / or predictable transitions in life.

 

 

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