First Aid for Young Carers
There are 117,918 young carers within the UK. These young carers
are aged between five and 17 and care for the physical, mental and
social needs of a relative.
Few have much time for socialising and mixing with people their own
age. And research shows that young carers miss an average of 48
school days a year because of their caring role and they are four
times more likely to drop out of college or university than a young
person who isn't a carer (Carers
This programme addresses the unique issues that young carers face
and gives them the support they need. We have developed tailor-made
courses to help them build their confidence based on their
individual needs and in an environment where they can learn with
other children of similar ages and in similar situations.
With our help, young carers will be able to understand what to do
as a first aider. But they'll also develop their confidence and
share their experiences - some go on to learn even more advanced
first aid skills through one of our courses.
The skills they develop can also help relieve some of the stress on
the NHS and the Accident & Emergency departments.
Who should attend?
This programme is open to young carers who are aged between five
and 17 and who care for the physical, mental and social needs of a
What this course covers:
- Assess a situation for dangers to themselves and the
- Identify when a casualty should be put in the recovery
- Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (perform chest
compressions and inflate the lungs) on a manikin
- Chest pains and angina
- Falls and injuries
- Bone muscle and joint injuries
- Head injuries
- Burns and scalds
- When and how to move a casualty
- Administering casualty’s own medication
- Arthritis care
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Disposing of needles and clinical waste
- Urinary tract infection.
The course adopts a flexible approach due to any time
commitments you may have. It is a six-hour course that can be
delivered over one or a few days.
To book a course or for further information, please email
Community Initiative Department or call 0207 324