Redbridge Carers Support Service (RCSS) are continuing to offer counselling and coaching services to young adult carers in Redbridge during the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to the information, advice and guidance services already provided by RCSS.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted carers in various ways, for example additional stress and responsibilities, bereavement, isolation or poor mental health. Counselling and coaching services can offer young adult carers a space to speak confidentially with a professional and look at different options for dealing with challenges and supporting their personal development.
Young adult carers can self-refer or may be referred by a professional (with consent). The following eligibility criteria apply:
- Aged 16-30
- Providing unpaid care to someone living with physical or mental health difficulties, a learning disability, substance misuse/alcohol issues, or is ill, frail or elderly.
- Able to access a suitable environment with appropriate technology for remote counselling or coaching