What we do
Action for Young Carers (AYC) Nottingham City achieved through listening to the voices of young carers and their families to ensure that their needs remain at the heart of the service. This approach has helped it to develop significantly in recent years and now plays a crucial role in supporting young carers and their families.
What we have achieved
Through 2014/15 we have supported up to 395 young carers at any one given time. Action for Young Carers have offered a variety of support sessions consisting of:
- Total number of One to one support visits: 317
- Total number of activities: 219
- Total number of young carers attending groups: 249
- Total number of groups delivered in schools: 11
- Total number of professionals meetings including safeguarding: 109
Who funds us
With the recent success in sustaining a three year contract with joint commissioning through the Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning group has enabled Action for Young Carers to plan for the future therefore invest more time in identifying and supporting young carers living within Nottingham City.
Who we work with
During the years we have continue to build and establish good relationships with local charities such as the rotary club who have continued to generously donate into the service, not forgetting the relationships we have built with local supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s and The Cooperative both supermarkets have given very generously in providing activities for young carers accessing the service.
Our future plans
Action for Young Carers aim over the next three years is to be able to identify and offer as much support to young carers within the city as possible be it through 1-1 support group work or activities. We will continue to link into local services alongside schools to ensure all professionals are aware of young carers and the support they require whilst undertaking tasks that can have a significant impact on their own day to day lives.
If you or a carer you know have any specific information or communication needs and require information about our services in an alternative format please let us know. Contact us on 0115 962 9310.
The Carers Trust
The Carers Trust offer support to young Carers living in the Mansfield and Ashfield areas of Nottinghamshire. You can also contact the Carers Trust hub for Adult Carer Support. Please take a look at their website for more information http://www.carerstrustem.org/hub or phone them on 0115 824 8824.