Support during COVID-19

We are here to support you during this difficult time…

Caring for someone can be difficult at any time, but with the current coronavirus pandemic we understand the impact this has had on carers’ health and wellbeing. We understand that your caring role continues despite the pandemic and how challenging this can be.

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Top Tips for Supporting Young Carers in Education During COVID-19 

The current COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many challenges and lots of uncertainty for people, and this is especially true for young people. Young carers in particular have been a vulnerable group during lockdown, and many of them are disadvantaged by home learning due to family illness or disability, and additional pressures at home. 

Written by and for young carers, Top Tips for Supporting Young Carers in Education During Covid 19 provides information, help and support for schools (education providers) to start the conversation with young people in their school about caring, and therefore help identify and support children who are looking after someone. 

Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are worried that you or someone you look after may be at risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), NHS 111 can offer direct guidance online: coronavirus helpline. You can also call 111, letting them know that you are a carer.

The most up-to-date Government information and advice about COVID-19 can be found on the Government website here.

Carers UK provides specific information and guidance for carers, including how to care for someone during this time, information for working carers, protecting your mental wellbeing, and benefits guidance. They have also created a Wellbeing Action Plan with some advice and tips on keeping a positive frame of mind. Visit their website here. Carers UK also have a telephone helpline available on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm, and this can be telephoned on 0808 808 7777.

NHS have advice for everyone about coronavirus, as well as advice and tips to help maintain your health and wellbeing. Visit the NHS website here

Free online training – Coping During the Pandemic – the Recovery College has created free online for everyone (children included) to get information about the virus and how to manage isolation and your mental health. 

Looking after your mental health

The Mental Health Foundation have useful information about Looking after your your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.  

Mind have information about Coronavirus and your wellbeing, as well as lots of resources about Coronavirus and your mental health.

Young Minds have useful information for young people and children about coronavirus and mental health. 

Other useful links

Inclusion North – easy read information, including daily updates, about coronavirus.    

If you are a young carer and would like to know more about how we can support you and your family, you could ask a parent or even a teacher at school to contact us so we can talk to you about how we can help you.