Young Carers Outreach Worker
Mid Powys (LD1, LD2 & LD6 areas)
Hours: 36 per week
Fixed Term until 1st April 2019 (extension subject to funding)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 9am 27th September
INTERVIEW DATE IS 3rd October in Llandrindod Wells
This is an exciting opportunity to support Young and Young Adult Carers in the Llandrindod, Builth and Rhayader areas, building on the excellent work already established. The post is based at home. It requires significant time in the key areas with regular team meetings in Llandrindod Wells.
A Young Carer is someone under 18 who helps to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. Young Adult Carers are aged 16-25. Caring can be rewarding and Young Carers can be more mature, empathetic and responsible than their peers. However it can be a significant challenge to juggle the practical and emotional issues involved in looking after someone, with fulfilling their own needs and aspirations.
You will support Young Carers to enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing, supporting them to address personal challenges, build on individual strengths, develop social and supportive networks and have an influence on services.
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Our thanks to Swervy World and Neve Spencer Möller who played a benefit gig for Young Carers in North Powys last night at The Cross Keys in Llanfyllin. It was a night of soulful singing to brassy upbeat Ragtime dancing which ended in a memorable dance on the high street. Swervy World are on a rural tour with street shows and other paid bookings locally in Oswestry and Shrewsbury.
The event raised £230 and our additional thanks go to The Cross Keys who hosted the event.
June 23 2018 – Across Wales Walk.
Outreach Worker extraordinaire, Janie from Llandrindod, will be walking 42 miles from Machynlleth to Anchor! Let’s accompany and support her, for all, or part, of the journey, whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery of Mid Wales.
Janie’s Just Giving page is at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/youngcarersacrosswaleswalk
More about the walk is at www.rotaryacrosswaleswalk.org
Welshpool Young Carers have been chosen as one of the three new local charities to vote for at Tesco’s Bags of Help starting next week on the 1st March.
We are applying for funds for a Summer Camp for Young Carers so PLEASE PLEASE remember to get a token and vote for us next time you are shopping in Welshpool Tesco store. Many thanks .
Salary: £21,175 pro rata
Hours: 21 per week
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 9am Monday 12th February 2018
INTERVIEW DATE IS Wednesday 21st February 2018 in Brecon
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a movement that facilitates and enables Young Carers to enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing. Are you passionate about supporting young people and communities in a way that is enabling and empowering? Are you excited by the prospect of sharing your own skills and experience, learning new skills, and reflecting on your practice with others? Are you also organised and able to make a tangible, practical difference when working with young people and communities?
• The Rank Foundation are investing in Young Carers in Ystradgynlais and are funding Credu for 3 years to recruit and an outstanding outreach worker who will:
• Undertake skilful one to one work with individuals, helping each individual with what is important to them.
• Help Young Carers build up their sources of support within their school and community, where needed.
• Raise awareness and recognition with Young Carers
• Support and Organise fortnightly groups with Young Carers
• Support and organise trips and experiences with Young Carers
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Thursday 25th January was National Young Carers Awareness Day.
Several primary schools in Powys received a pack of paper chains onto which the children were asked to write their ideas about ways to show support for young Carers. The paper chains opened up discussion and questions about young carers
Llanfyllin high school had a whole morning of Awareness Raising with Year 7’s taking part in Workshops led by 6th formers and Young Carers Outreach Worker, Sally Duckers. The workshops included a quiz, asking the pupils to act as agony aunts and thinking about the positives and negatives of being a young Carer.
The sixth formers then ran a cake sale over lunchtime raising over £100 for local Young Carers.
On 20th November we supported Young Carers to attend the county wide ‘Have Your Say Day’ which saw 100 children and young people from schools across Powys discuss issues including Mental health and Wellbeing Being, Physical Health, Apprenticeships and training and Post 16 learning.
We took the opportunity to ask Powys school children about their knowledge of what a Young Carers is, whether they would like to know more about Young Carers and how they would like this information.
34 of the 39 questioned knew what a YC was/did. 37 of the 39 wanted more information from us. When asked how that information would be best received, the top answers were a short film/video, a workshop in school or a school assembly.
We are planning to respond to this for Young Carer Awareness Day on 25th January 2018 by providing activities and assemblies in schools and we are working with a local film maker to produce a short film for schools in 2018.
A new catchy hit song was written and basic chords learnt to accompany it in a day at The Hafren over half term. Young Carers from Montgomeryshire worked under the expert guidance of Dai Robs and Dylan Penri to write, sing and perform the track. The Young Carers were each gifted with a ukelele to take home.
The lights and camera were focussed on Young Sibling Carers this half term at Honeypot. A photoshoot was arranged through All Wales Forum to celebrate this often hidden group of children who have their own extraordinary dreams and hopes for their futures.
What amazing holidays our Young Carers have enjoyed at Honeypot this summer! Groups went with their Outreach worker and individuals went and made new friends with children from other parts of the UK.
Here are some of the highlights of Welshpool Carers group holiday….games of 21 and stealth, baking, getting painty in the Hive, trampolining, flying kites, movie night.