At school we work closely with all staff to identify and support young people with a caring responsibility and can also arrange a referral to Suffolk Family Carers for additional support, advice and guidance.
The young carers provision is run by Mrs Fox- Learning Support Assistant and is overseen by Miss O'Beirne - Student Support Manager. Our link worker at Suffolk Family Carers is Sheree Driver.
Mrs Fox can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find her in the LSC on the second floor, next to 209.
There is a weekly drop-in session that runs on a Monday lunchtime in 209. Everyone is welcome, just bring your lunch and come for a chat, a catch up, or just to chill for half an hour. We look forward to seeing you.
Suffolk Family Carers welcome referrals for young people aged 5 years and upwards, who are doing more than would usually be expected of a person their age due to the long term condition of a family member. We refer to carers aged 16-24 years as Young Adult Carers.
While some young carers offer practical help, others may suffer more emotionally. Caring for a parent with a physical condition, for example, may involve physical help such as getting dressed or doing the cooking, but caring for a parent with a mental health problem, or who misuses drugs or alcohol, involves more emotional guidance and support. Sibling carers may feel the need to keep an eye on the brother or sister they care for or worry about them when they are in school.