Supporting young carers through a whole family approach
The Erasmus+ funded TOGETHER project, over the course of its 24-month duration, aims to raise awareness on young carers and to support them and their families. The main goal is to develop, test and disseminate three intellectual outputs:
- Awareness raising material to inform children and adults about how important it is to cooperate and be supportive with each other when there are caring responsibilities in the family.
- A training workshop for young carers and their families, facilitating open dialogue around the caring relationship, the impact this may be having on the young carer and how the whole family can support one another.
- An e-learning programme for professionals on promoting a whole family approach when supporting young carers.
The ultimate goal is to have a positive impact on families in order to support young carers; reducing the negative impacts caring responsibilities can bring and improving young people’s well-being, social inclusion and community engagement.
This will be done by helping young carers, their families and professionals to adopt a whole family approach, where family members (including the cared-for person) are encouraged to communicate openly about the caring relationship.