‘Same Chances’ Programme

YACS photoThe ‘Same Chances’ programme for young adult carers aims to support 16 – 25 year olds as they transition into adulthood and independence whilst continuing to provide unpaid care for a family member at home who suffers from an illness, physical or mental disability, or an addiction.

At Carers Bucks we believe that a young person with a caring responsibility has the same right to life choices as their peers. Caring for a family member should not reduce life opportunities, such as further and higher education, employment and independent living.

Through the ‘Same Chances’ programme, we can offer you:

  • Regular social events
  • Life Skills programme
  • One to one intervention
  • Emergency Planning
  • Representation at meetings
  • Information, advice and signposting
  • Steering Group

All these services are free to young adult carers.

If you are a young adult carer, please feel free to phone us at any time for help or advice, or if you just need someone to talk to.

Please contact Sarah Collin, Young Adult Carers Project Lead on 01494 463536 / 07555 100728 or sarah.collin@carersbucks.org

Two young adult carers which Carers Bucks has supported have recently taken part in the consultation to get a young adult carer employment handbook written.  The ‘Getting into work: A guide for young adult carers in England’ is now available at www.carers.org/employment-handbook

Check out our new video below about our YAC service which has been produced by Sanam a young adult carer.