The Young Carer Card Scheme in Rhondda Cynon Taf has launched and are accepting applications! Young Carers have been asking for a card to be developed for the last few years and so we hope that this new Welsh Government funded scheme will help you to be identified, feel validated and receive the support you deserve.
The scheme has been developed as a partnership between Carers Trust Wales and all Local Authorities across Wales to improve the experiences young carers have in health, social care and education settings.
The Young Carers Card will provide photo-identification for any young carer aged under 18 who’d like one. This will enable you to easily identify yourselves to professionals without having to share personal details about your caring role. It is hoped that the card will give young carers the confidence to ask for help or understanding from professionals like teachers, doctors and pharmacists in a discreet way.
The Young Carer Card also enables young carers to access discounts at some local shops and eateries and we plan to expand the range of discounts and benefits available as we develop the scheme.
If you are a young carer living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and would like to apply for a card or would like more information about the scheme, please contact the Young Carers Assessment and Development Worker on 07824496485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.