A young carer is a child under 18 who regularly looks after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or an addiction.
At Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy we are aware that some of our pupils are young carers and that they may need additional support to maximise their potential. Therefore, we currently provide the following services for young carers.
· Drop in sessions to talk through any issues during breaktime
· Access to homework club at lunch time and after school
· Ability to use the school phone at break and lunch if needed.
· Ensuring that staff are aware of how they can support young carers appropriately.
Students can also receive support from:
Mrs Claire Peters – Young Carers Lead for Ilminster Avenue EACT Academy
Mrs Lisa Moore – Deputy Head Teacher
You may also find the following websites useful: www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/youngcarers/ www.carers.org www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-hearlth/support-for-young-carers
If you wish to find out more, please contact Claire Peters the Young Carers Coordinator on 01179 030261