The aim of the Include Programme is to develop a national focus for young carers, their families and those who work to support them; to promote common standards and to work towards the realisation of equitable services. All of our work is informed by consultation with young carers and their families and those who work to support them.

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Health and mental health

Families affected by HIV

Refugee and asylum seekers

Supporting young carers and their families

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Young carers in schools award

Young Carers in Schools Award

Showcase the quality of your school’s vital support for young carers

Refugee Toolkit

This resource will enable all agencies to stay informed about the needs, rights and entitlements of young refugees and asylum seekers. Including those who take on inappropriate caring roles for another person and could be a young carer.

Whole Family Pathway

Our Whole Family Pathway tool is a resource for all practitioners who have contact with young carers and their families. We have developed this Whole Family Pathway, to ensure that however a family (parent or child) in need of support first makes contact with an agency, the same key points are followed