‘I would like my teachers to understand why I am late sometimes and not to get into trouble for it’

Our EyPIC Team works with schools and colleges to help support Young Carers!

We understand that sometimes Young Carers need a little extra help at school. Balancing studying and being a carer can be hard. Sometimes it might feel that teachers don’t understand and it can be difficult to even speak with friends, who may not realise what it means to be a Young Carer.

We can work with schools to make sure that Young Carers have all the help they need to be able to cope with their workload and, perhaps, even enjoy their time at school.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 young people in the UK are Young Carers.

If you are a Young Carer who would like some support at school, give the EyPIC Team a call on 07809 332106.

(Remember if you are a Young Carer you can speak to us in confidence about anything).

If you are a teacher or if you work at a school or college in Enfield and would like more information about supporting Young Carers, contact us on :

Telephone: 020 8366 3677, 07809 332106 or email: schools@enfieldcarers.org

Young Carers have spoken out about how they feel:

  • “Sometimes I refuse to go to class – especially when things are going on at home.”
  • “It’s difficult to talk to teachers.  It’s not always easy to explain…It’s always in the corridor or class.  I just don’t tell them.”
  • “My friends don’t get it. But to be honest I don’t really want them to. When I’m at school that’s my chance to just be me.”
  • “I find it difficult to concentrate at school. I can’t wait to check in at home and make sure everything is OK.”

(Carers Trust Young Carers in School Report 2017)

Click here for our FAQs including one if your school is not in the borough of Enfield, and you need support for Young Carers.

Did you know the EyPIC Project supports Young Carers to focus on their school or college work at our twice weekly, term time, homework club?

We know that being a young carer it can sometimes be hard to keep up at school or college and we want to help!

We have a number of volunteer tutors who can support learning in core subjects, such as English and Maths, and we provide a room with internet access, within a quiet environment every Tuesday.

Our tutors can also meet you at school or in the community to help you with keep up with your school or college work.

Homework Club now takes place in term time, at the Enfield Carers Centre offices, on Tuesdays 4-5pm, and online on Thursdays 4-5:30pm.

Please contact us to book a place before you arrive:

Phone: 020 8366 3677

email:  youngcarers@enfieldcarers.org

WhatsApp: 07809 332106

  • Free Homework Club – Tuesdays face to face (term time)

    Tuesday 25th June @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Enfield Carers Centre
  • Free Homework Club – Thursdays online (term time)

    Thursday 27th June @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Zoom for Young Carers
  • Free Homework Club – Tuesdays face to face (term time)

    Tuesday 2nd July @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Enfield Carers Centre