We are proud of the support that we offer our young carers. At Rownhams, we believe it is vitally important to first identify who are young carers are and then recognise the challenges they face at home on a daily basis.
At first we were not aware of who our young carers were – but neither were they! Many of the challenges that young carers face are often taken for granted and then these challenges are taken as the norm. So, we have now made it our job to find out who these young people are, help them to see that they are doing wonders at home and support them in school the best way that we can. We bring our young carers together so they can see that they are not alone and give them the opportunity to talk to others in the same position and with adults who are there to listen and help.
We are supported by Romsey Young Carers, and Keren, comes in regularly to meet and work with our children.
What is a Young Carer?
Young carers are children and young people who care for a parent or sibling with a long-term illness or disability.
Caring is not always about practical tasks. Children and young people can find themselves offering significant emotional support which can be an impact on their daily life as well as their development.
As well as the additional responsibilities that come with a being a young carer there are also many positives. The children may have a real sense of pride about their caring role and achievements. They may also benefit from a close family environment that is supportive and caring of each other.
If you believe your child would benefit from this support or you would like to talk to someone then you can contact us on the email on this page, ask to speak to Mrs Moroney, our Child and Family Support Worker, or contact Romsey Young Carers directly.