Young carers may face a number of obstacles to academic progress as a result of their caring duties
Responsibilities at home may make it difficult for young carers to complete homework, to get to school regularly or on time or to concentrate in class.
In addition to this, many young carers report experiencing high levels of anxiety, stress, social isolation and exhaustion. It’s important that schools know their young carers, so that they can take the necessary measures to help them overcome these challenges.
As a charity, MYTIME takes an educational approach to its work with young carers. We strongly believe that knowledge is power, so we work to educate school staff and students alike about the challenges that young carers often face, and about the pivotal role that school communities have to play in supporting these remarkable young people.
Because many of the MYTIME team have a background in teaching or education, we understand that every school is different. That's why the support we offer is individually tailored to each unique, educational setting in which we work.
View our case studies below to learn more about our work in schools: