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Siblings as Young Carers. Who are Young Carers. Young carers are children or young people under 25 years of age who provide care and support for a family member who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, is ageing, or has an alcohol or other drug problem.

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who are young carers
Who are Young Carers
  • Young carers are children or young people under 25 years of age who provide care and support for a family member who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, is ageing, or has an alcohol or other drug problem.
  • They may be the main support or be sharing the caring responsibilities with others.
what do you carers do
What do you carers do?

Personal care

  • mobility
  • transport
  • managing money
  • Interpreting
  • self care
  • showering
  • medications
  • Emotional support
  • keeping an eye on someone
  • providing reassurance
  • problem solving
  • attending appointments
  • Household duties
  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • shopping
  • babysitting
  • laundry
  • paying bills
did you know
Did you know?
  • There are an estimated 2 – 3 young carers in every classroom
  • Estimated 388 800+ young carers in Australia
  • 6 – 10 % young people aged under 25 years have caring responsibilities
  • That about 40% of young carers are boys
how does caring affect a young persons life
How does caring affect a young persons life?
  • Education
  • How they see themselves
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Skills development
  • Financial
  • Family and relationships
  • Social
  • Employment – career choices
  • Transition to adulthood
young carers program
Young Carers Program
  • In-home respite during the school terms to complete their studies
  • Respite to undertake activities such as study for exams, recreations and training.
  • One to one support
  • young carer activities
  • Education and training for services and schools
  • Contact 1800 052 222 for your local program
  • There is a program in every region of Australia
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“GIVE ME 5”

Is a monthly break for YOUNG CARERS & TEEN SIBLINGS

Brought to you by the gang from the T.I.M.E. Out Sibling Program at

Melbourne City mission and the Young Carers Program at CarerLinks North…..

WHEN:the last Thursday of every month

4.30 pm – 7.30 pm

WHERE:Merrilands Community Centre (PRACE)

Crn. Asquith & Sturdee St, Reservoir (Melways pg 8, H12)

1 minute from the Metro. Ring Road,

Mahoneys Rd, Keon Pde, and High St.

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“Is Everything OK at the OK Corral?”

Movie Mayhem event

HIGHLIGHTING THE ROLE OF TEEN SIBLINGS &

YOUNG CARERS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Planning and scripting: Thursday 25 March 2010

Filming:Tuesday 6 April 2010

at the Wild West Set in the bush at Kattemingga Lodge near Daylesford

Premiere night in Youth Week: Thursday 15 April 2010

Part of youth week 2010

Primary partnerships: Melbourne City Mission (Sibling Program) Purple Soup and Commonwealth Respite and Carerlink Centre Northern Region (Merri CHS)

for information and referrals
For Information and Referrals
  • Please contact:
  • Your local Young Carer Program
  • at
  • The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre in your region on
  • 1800 052 222