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Get involved (England only): Young Adult Carers Research Advisory Group - details and how to apply can be found here.
Think About You - August: Remember to look after yourself and have some 'me time'. Read Think About You here to pick up ideas.
Latest expert event: On 2nd August we talked about anything and everything to do with drugs and alcohol here.
Campaign success: UCAS has confirmed that from 2018 there will be a specific option on its application form prompting young adult carers to identify themselves. More here.
New advice and info posts: find out what local carers' centres offer young adult carers, how to get support from your local council and where to get support if you are moving away from home.
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Hi every one was just so seeing if I could have a few words to describe what your centers ment to you or even to describe what it is like to be a carer. This is because I am writing a spoken word poem on what it is like to be a carer and what kind of support we need/want or get already. It would be really amazing if I could get as many peoples words as I can. I will post it when it is finished it might take me a little bit of time. If you would like any other details don't hesitate to ask. Thank you in advance.
First ever post so here goes! I joined this site tonight after getting a call to go to my dad's house just now because he'd fallen, thought he'd left the oven on so fire brigade was called. Got there, two fire engines and a police van outside, he was fine and had got confused thinking the toaster was an oven and wouldn't turn off. this happens a lot and i'm really worried about going back to Uni and not being 2 minutes away to help him. I feel like it's all my fault when he gets stuck and the paramedics are called, just because I don't live with him.
Signing up to do 100 km run/walk event for dementia in support of my mum . Was her 58th birthday yesterday and this horrible disease is hard to watch . This is my way of supporting her . Not going be easy but will be worth it . While still getting support with my free transport campaign busy busy lol#feeling
Raising Awareness of young adult carers, LGBT, De-stigmatisation of carers
I had a great day out yesterday with a group I have joined. I went paddle boarding and made and went on a raft . Followed by a barbeque in the sunshine.
Hi, I'm new to this. I was texting a classmate (mother and carer) and I off-handedly just said I was a little overwhelmed with everything at home and juggling that with work and (I would say social life but that no longer exists) and she suggested finding a local carer support group which is how I stumbled across this website.
I hope this helps because I haven't really had support dealing with everything. I hope everyone's having a good weekend
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I'm really happy right now got an apprenticeship and start on the 23rd of August. Also I am glad that I have 1 to 1 support where I can talk about things that's worrying me . I am really happy that I was reffered to a carer group where I can go out for days out.