Practice Examples: Communicating with young carers

Practice Examples: Communicating with young carers

Young carers are more likely to understand and respond to information that is targeted to them and reflects the communication channels they are use.

Young carers are more likely to understand and respond to information that is targeted to them and reflects the communication channels they are use. Texts, social media and age appropriate leaflets and materials will better enable young carers to access and engage with the support and services available to them.

Practice examples

The project gives rucksacks filled with age-appropriate workbooks and information on mental health, stickers and toys, to children and young people who have relatives in contact with mental health services due to severe or enduring mental health problems.

Norfolk Carers Handbook is a free and complete reference guide for young carers and adult carers that raises awareness of caring issues and promotes a range of statutory and voluntary services and support available to carers.

Connecting Young Carers gives support and information for young carers via text messages and Facebook. Young carers can chat with and ask for help from the Connecting Young Carers Participation Worker by texting and using the message and chat functions on Facebook.

Examples of practice