Military Young Carers
Research demonstrates that young carers in military families may be caring for a parent/sibling who has returned from combat injured, both physically or emotionally, or they may be caring for the parent who has health problems while their other parent is away with the military. Additionally, a child or young carer may have to provide emotional support to a parent who has begun the transition from the Armed Forces back in to civilian life. Furthermore, many military families do not live within close proximity to their extended family, which has the increased potential to limit extra support.
This service will provide tailored specialist support for military young carers will look to address their education around the role of parental/ sibling rehabilitation, support during parental/sibling deployment
This service will support schools and school attainment to facilitate academic growth, to enable positive educational and emotional outcomes.
This service will provide 1-2-1 support, peer group support and sign posting to specialist organisations. If remote services are required, depending on funding transport can be provided or skype support can be facilitated.
This service will link with established military children’s adventure charities to provide rest bite for the young carer.
This service will work in partnership with NHS commissioners, PH England, the Carers Trust and established military organisations.
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