Salford Young Carers Service
Salford Young Carers Service is a part of Salford Carers centre, and part of The Gaddum Centre. The Gaddum Centre is Manchester's oldest Social Welfare Charity and has run the Salford Carers Centre for over 18 years.
A young carer is a child or young person who provides regular and ongoing care and/or emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.
The Service works with a number of partners both in the social care field and the wider city environment to tackle the above issues within the city. It also works to support young people in the political arena to ensure young carers' issues remain high on local and national agendas.
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