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Be Free Young Carers

BE FREE YC is the only specialist charity supporting young carers in Oxfordshire (operating across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse). Be Free YC are also expanding this year into Oxford in Summer 2022. They offer support and advice to improve the lives and…

BE FREE YC is the only specialist charity supporting young carers in Oxfordshire (operating across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse). Be Free YC are also expanding this year into Oxford in Summer 2022. They offer support and advice to improve the lives and wellbeing of young carers. They offer befriending and peer support, enabling young carers to meet socialise and have fun, increasing their self-confidence and improving their mental wellbeing.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Be free Young Carers
Telephone
01235 838554
E-mail
yc@befreeyc.org.uk
Website
https://befreeyc.org.uk/

Where to go

Address
Harwell Innovation Centre
Curie Avenue
Didcot
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX11 0QG

Time / Date Details

When is it on
9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday - Friday
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
8-18 year olds.
Referral required
Yes

Additional Information

Providing services to
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
16 + years
Children
Young people
Disabled children/young people
Carers

Notes

Opening hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.  • Emotional support and befriending – Meeting with young carers to talk through their concerns, working with schools and families to help to alleviate isolation, anxiety and stress that so many young carers experience.  • Social Activities – Trips and workshops offering time for themselves away from their caring roles, to make friends, socialise and have fun.  • Training – In key skills such as first aid, cookery/nutrition and relaxation to improve their self-confidence and ability to cope in their caring roles.  • Young Carers Leisure Card – Discounted pay and play activities and gym use at local leisure centres across Southern Oxfordshire in partnership with BETTER Leisure.

Supporting people with
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition

Last checked on 25/05/2022

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

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