The Bright Futures project can offer you:

  • One to one support – to help you cope with challenging issues in your life, such as finding and keeping paid work, leaving home and accessing training and further education
  • Information – for example, on an illness or disability that affects the person you care for
  • Practical advice –  to ensure that you and the person you care for are getting the services and support you are entitled to
  • Signposting/referrals – to other agencies and organisations in your area who could support you
  • Guidance – to make sure your physical and emotional health and wellbeing are the best they can be
  • Regular peer support groups – where you could meet other young adult carers
  • Opportunities – to undertake training and develop life skills including budgeting, first aid and job seeking skills, and to have your say about services
  • Funding – support to access grants for hobbies, activities and breaks from caring
  • Quarterly newsletter - to keep you up to date with what’s happening with the project

What are Peer Support Groups?

PSGs are a chance to meet other young adult carers who may have similar experiences to you. We organise a range of activities that we think you will enjoy and hope that it will give you the chance to make some new friends.

We have done loads of different things over the last few years including:

  • Canoeing
  • Bushcraft
  • Beach trips
  • Meals out
  • Cinema
  • Pottery
  • Theatre trips
  • Woodlands
  • Residentials
  • Clip n climb

For more information:

Please contact Hannah Abrehart, Bright Futures Transitions Worker, if you are interested in finding out more about what Bright Futures can offer you on tel: 07507791019

Email: H.abrehart@westbankfriends.org