Funded by the Co-op Foundation’s Building Connections fund, The Children’s Society are delivering a year-long programme of work which aims to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst young carers. Through targeted identification of the most hidden and isolated young carers, this project will reduce the impacts of loneliness and vulnerabilities related to Hidden Harm, including mental health/wellbeing; stress/anxiety; self-harm; and risk of online grooming/exploitation.
This project is part of the government’s loneliness strategy, and is operating across 11 areas in England, including Manchester.
The Children’s Society is holding free Professionals’ Learning Events across England. These events will bring together a broad range of multi-agency professionals and will provide bespoke training around identifying, referring and supporting young carers. This event will also provide attendees with the opportunity to understand the factors that can influence a young carer’s likelihood to remain hidden; associated vulnerabilities of being a young carer; and how a whole systems, whole family approach can be utilised to better support young carers.
This learning event on 14 January, 9.30am-1pm at Z-Arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA, will be bespoke to Manchester and will be enhanced by e-bulletins, access to resources and webinars throughout the year.
The event will also provide an opportunity to share examples of good practice and extend the learning of this project across England through a National Learning Conference and Celebration. This conference will bring together key stakeholders and all 11 regions involved in the project.
For more information, contact Anna Jacklin, Include Service, The Children’s Society, on 01962 711 511 / 0772 563 9278, or email: [email protected]