Young Carers at Birchfields

The things carers do:

Carers do lots of different thing for people at home. You may not realise you are a carer and entitled to help because these are just things you have always done.

The things carers do include:

  • Helping someone get around the house – lifting them up, helping them up stairs or doing physiotherapy
  • Helping someone look after themselves – dressing, washing or going to the toilet
  • Helping with medication – giving tablets or injections
  • Housework – doing all or most of the cooking, cleaning or shopping
  • Looking after the money – paying the bills or shopping for food
  • Looking after you brothers and sisters – putting them to bed or walking them to school
  • Emotional support – keeping someone calm, or just having to be there to make sure they are OK
  • Interpreting for someone with a hearing or speech problem or someone who does not speak English.

If you do one or all of these things, you may be entitled to help from the council.

Give us a call on 0161 234 5001 or see other people who can help.

Always Here to Help!

Our Young Carers Champions!

L-R Mrs Rashid, Mrs Williams and Miss Dalton

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Are you a Young Carer?

Come, find Mrs Rashid in the school library, Mrs Williams in the Year 5 classrooms or Miss Dalton in the Inclusion Office, and let them know about all that you do.

Alternatively, tell your teacher or any of the other amazing staff at Birchfields Primary School .


Homework Club

Young Carers at Birchfields Primary School -   Struggling with time to complete homework / reading?   

Remember that Mrs Rashid holds a YC’s Homework Club every Monday from 12:00 – 1:30 pm in the school library for KS1 & KS2.


If you are not able to manage at home or have had a particularly difficult time , come and see Mrs Rashid, Mrs Williams or Miss Dalton. We will do our utmost to help you.


Worried and need to check in with your family member?  

Remember we have a *HOTLINE TO HOME* available for our Young Carers.  

If you want to discuss something discreetly, leave a note (remember to put your name on it) in the GOLDEN LETTER BOX   on the desk in the school library. We will come and see you as soon as we can!


Young Carers’ Activities:  Meetings / catch up’s are held twice a half term in the school library where you can chill out, have a cuddle with Birchy  


(The Young Carers Mascot) draw, listen to music or just chat with other Young Carer’s.



Lunch with the deputy Lord Mayor Donna Ludford – Pics

Upcoming events:                                                  Goodbye Party for the Year 6 Young Carers / end of year party for the Young Carers on 21st July 12:00 – 12:45 pm in the school library!