Young carer mentoring scheme is to allow organisations to support a young carer caring as well as to provide opportunities for the young carer to access industries they are interested in going into and understanding. The commitment from an organisation is small but the impact will be big.
The mentor will support the young carer with homework, they will develop their skills to help the young carer with their career aspirations. Young carers will be linked with a company who can offer mentoring and support within the line of career that the young carer is looking to go into.
Placements within the company for work experience will support the young carer in knowing that the mentor is aware that they are a young carer. Ensuring that they receive the support that they need to ensure that they can carry on caring and complete the placements.