Crossroads Caring - "Young Carers" and "In your Prime"
We are initially looking for students to volunteer with us on our fundraising activities - straightforward activities such as supermarket bag-packing, street collections, pub quizzes etc.
Our goal would be to establish a formal "Young Carers" Club/Society as a mechanism for supporting young carers who are attending the university, and also strengthening links with young carers in local schools who might not consider university as an option because of their caring responsibilities.
There is a strong body of evidence showing that young carers are statistically under-represented in HE student populations and we would like to work in partnership with Queen's to try and address this.
For further information contact Lucia Kearney.