Salford Carers Service is part of Gaddum. At Gaddum, we treat everyone as individuals. We really get to know those we help, understanding their world to offer a range of support that’s right for them. Our promise of tailored support is made possible by our breadth and depth of knowledge, through our unwavering commitment to the local people of Greater Manchester.
Gaddum Carers Service listen to what support is needed by young carers, deliver that support where possible and lobby for change across Greater Manchester where necessary in order to help carers voices be heard. We have worked in Salford for nearly 20 years supporting carers of all ages including young carers (young people up to the age of 18) and young adult carers (young people 18 – 25).
A young carer is a child or young person who provides regular or ongoing care and/or emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.
We work with young carers to build their confidence in and resilience to their caring roles including emotional and practical support. We also provide a safe space to talk, express themselves and have respite from their caring responsibilities.
Our mission is to:
Increase awareness across of the types, and amount of caring, carried out by young people aged 24 and under
Improve the identification of the 70% of carers who are hidden without support
To work with partners to reduce the levels of inappropriate caring carried out by young people
To work with young people to build up their confidence in, and resilience to, their caring roles
To offer medium to long term support to carers who need it, with regards to their wellbeing and aspirations around education and employment whilst challenging the poverty of opportunity they face
To ensure carers aged 24 and under have a voice and are proud of who they are