Young carers to get more support in Cambridgeshire
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Young carers will be getting more support thanks to a new contract designed to reach a wider range of young people in Cambridgeshire.
Charity, Centre 33, say it is delighted to have been awarded a new contract by Cambridgeshire County Council to extend and enhance their support to young carers.
The new contract begins in December and means they can reach more young carers across the county and offer support in schools and communities.
The new work will build on the new mental health services recently launched in Huntingdon and Wisbech.
Young Carers Manager Kate Rees said: “We are very proud of Young Carers and the service we deliver, which we have developed alongside our Young Carers over the years.”
Centre 33 has been working in Cambridgeshire for 35 years offering a range of advice and support to thousands of young people each year. Young carers are children and young people who often take on practical and or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.
They may care for a sick or disabled relative by staying in the house to be there for them, helping them to get up, get washed or dressed, doing a lot of the household chores like shopping, cleaning and cooking or looking after younger brothers and sisters.
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“Building on 18 years of experiencing supporting Young Carers we look forward to working closely in partnership with Carers Trust Cambridgeshire and other projects and services to ensure Young Carers are identified and confident in accessing the support they need,” Ms Rees said.