Be involved in the Young Carers Project!
The Mix are looking for board members to take part in boards posts and discussions around being a Young Carer or Young Adult Carer!
You are considered a Young Carer or Young Adult Carer if you help look after an individual to assist them with tasks such as cooking, cleaning, emotional support, personal care and more. A young carer could be looking after a family member or friend who is ill or who has a disability. They can also include parents or family members who have a drug or alcohol problem and may be unable to care for themselves or others. Young Carers are carers under 18, and Young Adult Carers are 18-25 years of age.
The Young Carers Project aims to involved both Young Carers and Young Adult Carers in the discussion about their role. This can involve being there to help support other Carers, discuss with other Carers about the difficulties of the role, bring light to some aspects of the role that you feel are under-represented and generally engage with a group of people similar to you!
If you’re interested in this, or would like to know more information, feel free to message @The Mix and let us know 😊