Short breaks for carers/people they care for

Local Offer

Yes (details below)
Medtia Place, 80 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DJ

Age

From 8 to 18 years old

Description

Young Carers work holistically alongside other family services and we can provide you and your family with different levels of support.

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Contact name

Clare Boyle or Katy Pete

Contact position

Young Carer Keyworkers

Contact phone

0161 621 9400

Opening times

We currently have three groups that run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:30pm. These groups are split according to age and personalities. We also provide one to one support where appropriate.

Cost details

No cost

Referral details

Professionals can email us on: youngcarers@positive-steps.org.ukor alternatively ring us on 0161 621 9400 and we will send out more information on our referral process and our referral form. We also accept self-referrals and referrals from families where there are no other professionals involved.

Local Offer details

Oldham Young Carers define a young carer as: 'A child or young person who, without payment, provides help or support to a parent, sibling or other family member, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.' Our keyworkers provide a range of diversionary activities both during term time and during the holidays. We also provide one to one support to all young carers when needed. We provide a range of activiites such as cooking, arts and crafts, games and information sessions that are relevant to our young people. We also work with local organisations to provide opportunities such as volunteering. During the holidays we have facilitated trips to places such as Drayton Manor, canoeing, bowling, go-karting, laserquest, Knowsley Safari Park, Blue Planet Aquarium, roller-skating and many more.