Empowering young carers in Wigan & Leigh

Wigan & Leigh Young Carers were awarded £39,542 raised through The Health Lottery, vital funds to support those with a lot of responsibility on their young shoulders.

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This two-year project is the development of an existing young adult carers’ social group. 

It means to deliver a tailored and flexible transition support service to14-24 year olds in Wigan borough providing unpaid care for a family member.

These young carers are the main source of support for family members with a chronic illness, disability, mental ill health, sensory impairment or substance misuse issues. 

The project  promotes self-determination, building on principles of empowerment and social action. 

Wigan & Leigh Young Carers is user-led, with the charity board including two young adult carers.

The current society benefitting from funds raised is YNW Health CIC T/A HL Yorkshire and Humber

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