Help for families

SYC's Family Project is available to families where there is a young person providing care for someone who has mental ill-health and/or substance misuse issues.

At young carers, you get to do things that other people take for granted
— Young carer

We offer families intensive one-to-one support through 12 home visits, with the aim of reducing the caring that the young person is taking on and improving life for the whole family.

We offer support on a wide range of issues including: re-engaging into substance misuse or mental health services, resolving housing issues, budgeting, accessing small pots of funding, training around parenting, and overcoming conflict within the family.

We also offer high-quality group support to help parents develop new skills and knowledge around topics like volunteering and money management. And our Parent Networking Events help parents to meet other adults in similar situations, allowing them to share experiences and enjoy some respite from home. We offer transport to and from these events where needed.

To find out more about our Family Project please contact us today.