Lochaber High School, Camaghael, Fort William, Inverness-shire. PH33 7ND Tel. 01397 702512
The team from Connecting Young Carers has recently been delivering classes and presentations to pupils about Young Carers. Connecting Young Carers is a Highland-wide organisation that aims to raise awareness and identification of Young Carers, encourage young people and families to let their schools know and offers activities and positive opportunities for Young Carers to take part in.
It is estimated that 1 in 12 young people of secondary school age in the Highlands help to provide care and support for a family member who either has physical disability, learning disability, experiences mental ill health, substance misuse issues or another long-term health condition. Connecting Young Carers believes it is important that all young people are Young Carer aware and that those providing a caring role feel comfortable enough to come forward.
The team will be keeping regular contact with the school with the hope of developing a support network for Young Carers in the Lochaber area.