Young Adult Carers (16 – 24)

TEN and Humankind Young Carers services work in partnership under the umbrella organisation South Tyneside Young Carers Project to provide support and guidance to Young Carers and their families in South Tyneside. Our service supports Young Carers aged 5 – 16 as well as Young Adult Carers aged 16 – 24.

We know as a service that transitioning into adult services from a Young Carers project can be difficult. We aim to alleviate the stress associated with this by providing as much support and guidance as needed.

Humankind Young Carers Service are commissioned by South Tyneside Council to provide Young Adult Carers (age 16 – 24) with a Transition Assessment. This assessment details the type, amount and impact of care allowing staff to create a bespoke support plan for the Young Adult Carer and their family.

TEN Young Carers service offers a regular respite offer for Young Adult Carers. This provides them with the opportunity to enjoy a break away from their caring role, time to themselves and a chance to make new friends in similar situations. We also provide additional support alongside the Humankind team.

Support Available for Young Adult Carers…

  • Young Carers Transition Assessment
  • Regular Young Adult Carer Support Groups
  • Advice, Information and Guidance
  • Help with Transition to South Tyneside Adult Services (STACS)

South Tyneside Young Carers service has already established Strong links with South Tyneside Adult Carer Service (STACS). Both TEN and Humankind Young Carers services will then work together alongside STACS to ensure the Young Adult Carer bespoke transition plan is fulfilled and optimum support received.

If you are aged 16 – 24 and are interested in a Young Carers transitional assessment please contact us for more information. You can contact us via telephone, text, email or Facebook. 

Useful Links…

For more information on Transitional Assessments and other services available please follow the links below:

Carers UK 

South Tyneside Adult Services (STACS)