Oswestry, United Kingdom, February 15, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) are joining the British Red Cross (BRC) in raising the awareness of young adult carers and offering support to an often overlooked workforce with numbers in the many hundreds of thousands. The term applies to anyone between 18 and 25 whose life is restricted because of the need to take responsibility for the care of a person on a regular basis.
Julie Phillips, Service Coordinator for young adults with the BRC, recently promoted the work of the BRC with young adult carers at open events at WNSC’s Walford and Oswestry Campuses. At the Oswestry event, Julie commented, "I’m here to promote the services of the BRC in Shropshire and highlight the service for young adult carers. We’re offering one-to-one support as well as life skills, working with the Hive in Shrewsbury with the aim to enable them to gain employment or access further education, which will allow them to manage their role better."
Julie added, "I’ll be working with the College, offering tutorials to staff and students to make staff aware of signposting vulnerable young adults to the BRC and enabling the BRC to offer the right support that the individual requires." Julie is currently working with the Learning Coaches in the College, identifying students in need of assistance.
For more information or to get involved, please call the Youth and Young Carers Team on 01743 457824 or Julie Phillips on 01743 457822, you can email the team via firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the BRC website at www.redcross.org.uk.
For more information on qualifications available at WNSC, please visit www.wnsc.ac.uk or call the College Reception on 01691 688000.