This report presents outcomes of a project that aimed to look at the specific needs of young carers from Armed Forces Families. The project hopes to inform military welfare and external services to increase understanding of young carers and produce a resource aimed at young carers in Armed Forces Families, to signpost them to further information and advice.
The Children’s Society’s Include Service was awarded funding from NHS England to look at the needs of children in Armed Forces Families who undertake caring responsibilities which affect their own health, well-being and education, and to identify gaps in their access to support services. The project ran from October 2016 to March 2017 and looked at the specific needs of young carers from Armed Forces Families across Hampshire and Wiltshire (where 29% of the Armed Forces are currently located). The main aims were 1) to inform future military welfare and external agency professional development to improve recognition and support for these young people 2) to produce an information resource specifically for young carers in Armed Forces Families, signposting them to further information and advice.
The Children's Society, 2017. Young Carers in Armed Forces Families: Evidencing the Need. [Online] Available at: <https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/young-carers-armed-forces-families.pdf>