For support for young carers during COVID-19, please visit the Banyule Youth Portal - Resources for Self Isolation - https://www.banyuleyouth.com/support-2020
Young carers are people up to 25 years old who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend with a disability, a physical or mental illness, a substance dependency, or who is aged. The person they care for may be a parent, sibling, their own child, other relative or friend.
Council recently received funding via the Supporting Carers Locally Grant through the Victorian State Government. Funds will be used to support Banyule’s young carers over the next 12 months.
Council will run a number of social experiences and workshops over the year. If you are a young carer and would like to stay informed, please complete this short survey to tell us what you’d like to see happen and to sign up for regular emails.