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Regent Farm First School is a Carer Friendly School!

 

If you are a carer or know of a young person who is taking a caring role to someone in their family, please let us know how we can help.

 

Who is a Carer? 

 

Do you look after someone that has an illness, disability, mental health illness or addiction that couldn’t manage without your support? 

If the answer is YES you are a carer! 

Visit https://carers.org/about-caring/about-caring to read more about the definition of a carer.

 

Most young carers don't see themselves as carers as this is part of their everyday life. In our school we know that many of our pupils may have a caring role for a parent who is unwell, parents may also be carers for family members or friends. We understand that this can be challenging, and we are here to ensure that you have access to appropriate support when you need it.

 

If you/your child has caring responsibilities please let us know! Even if you feel that you don’t currently need support. By letting us know about a caring role we can:

 

  • Put you in touch with local charities including www.newcastlecarers.org.uk Newcastle Carers provide information, advice, grants, group activities and much more for carers of all ages including young carers.
  • Talk about any support needs you might have as a family e.g. if your child may be late due to caring responsibilities
  • Check in with you regularly to see if you need any support from school

 

We are committed to supporting carers of all ages, please contact Kate Jacobs to discuss any caring responsibilities, I am here to listen. You can also contact Newcastle Carers direct on 0191 2755060.

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