The Young Carers’ Project (YCP) County Roscommon was set up in 2014
The project continues the great work started in 2014, interacting with Young Carers 1-2-1, using face to face contacts and also online supports that can be accessed at any time to fit in with the busy schedules Young Carers often have. The project is evolving and improving based on the valuable feedback given by the Young Carers themselves and their families, to make sure this project gives the best, most meaningful support possible to the people that need it. Who Runs It? The project runs through the South Roscommon Family Resource Centre in Roscommon Town, but it is open to anyone living anywhere in Roscommon. The project coordinator, Faye Hayden has a wealth of experience in youth work, spanning over 25 years and is also a Carer herself, so she understands the challenges, emotional and practical that present day to day. ‘We’re in this together’ is the phrase of 2020, but that has always been our phrase. We are here to support you in whatever way you need and if we cannot do it ourselves, we will find someone who can. How Do You Sign up? Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss joining the project as a participant or a volunteer. Being a Young Carer looks different for everyone, so don’t think you won’t be eligible.
Is there a person in your home (or that you care for outside the home) with additional needs of any kind? This may be due to a disability (physical/intellectual/ neurological), chronic illness, mental health / addiction issues?
Do you have a young person under 21 living in your home, who offers support to the person above or who you feel gets less of your time/attention because of the caring you are doing?
If the answer is YES to both of these questions then you are not alone. There are thousands of young people around Ireland and Roscommon that fulfill a Young Carer role in some way. We are here to offer support to you and your young person, as they could qualify to be part of our Roscommon Young Carers Project and we would love to hear from you.
What Do We Offer?
We are a newly launched Young Carers Project based in South Roscommon Family Resource Centre. Young Carers in the area who are under 21 and who fulfill a full – or part –time Carer role to someone, usually but not always, a family member in their home can join the project. We aim to offer support to Carers in a way that suits their individual needs. We provide short term respite through regular days out and in our many clubs and workshops.
We also offer supports in a variety of different ways:
• Helping set goals
• Accessing education and training
• Identifying and understanding the services that are available
• Help plan household budgets
Get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0906628621 or 0892388297
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