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CYC has a clear and precise vision, mission and objectives and a singleness of purpose around working effectively with young carers with a diverse range of needs.

CYC has been providing high quality support for young carers since 1997. In the last five years CYC has supported over 550 young carers and families, developing a range of innovative services to better meet individual needs.

We consult with young carers and their families and listen to what they need, which makes us more focussed and specialist in the support we provide.

As a result of this, CYCs track record for producing positive evidence based outcomes for young carers is excellent.

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Young Carers Needs Assessment

Every young person and their family has a ‘needs assessment’ carried out during the referral process. CYC provides assessment with the whole family in mind and promotes Team Around the Family and Common Assessment Framework. This ensures cross sector/services continuity when assessing a family’s needs and also preventing families duplicating information to other services.

Weekly Health And Well-Being Groups

Weekly groups focus on all aspects of health and well-being. Including emotional health and wellbeing, self esteem, confidence, building resilience and physical health including diet, exercise and relaxation techniques.

Young Carers Mentoring Programme

The mentor programme is for children and young people who require one to one support with a focus on building resilience, coping mechanisms for daily life and help identifying specific areas of difficulty.

‘CYC Education Support Programme for young carers©’

CYC provide a comprehensive support programme for primary and secondary academies, schools and colleges in order to raise awareness and promote the early identification of young carers in education. CYC works collaboratively with its education centre partners to improve attendance, achievement and the overall educational experiences for young carers.

Going to the beach and ice skating are amongst some of the young carers favourite trips. These activities are chosen by young carers through consultation and are activities that they would not ordinarily get to do.

CYC also work with private sector partners such as M&S Bank to provide outward bound residential trips to provide the young carers with an opportunity to participate in new experiences and learn new skills for life.

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Young Carers Network Ltd | Registered Charity Number 1151399 | Registered in Engand & Wales Company Number: 08277351
Registered Offices Trinity Church, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 0AE