Tell us a bit about you

Thank you for being a part of this strategy review to help support all young carers across Hertfordshire!  We will ask some questions about how things are for you now and then how you would like them to be.  This is all really important to help us to understand what life is like for young carers and what changes need to happen, what works and what does not.  Please answer as much as you can &  give us a call if you have any questions.

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* 1. How old are you?

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* 2. Are you

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* 3. Who do you help to care for?

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* 4. Which District do you live in?

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* 5. What School do you go to?  If you are no longer at school would you mind telling us if you are in another educational setting or work?

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* 6. Does your School/Employer know that you are a Young Carer?

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* 7. If you answered yes - can we ask how did they identify you as a young carer?  E.g. did you tell them, did they ask you, do they have a questionnaire etc.

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* 8. How does caring impact your education and school life?

  All of the time Most of time Some of the time Never
I find it difficult getting my homework done on time
I have got in trouble at school before because of my caring role
I am late to school because of my caring role
I have days off school because of my caring role
My school has support for young carers
I get tired at school and find it difficult to concentrate
I have been bullied and/or worry about being bullied
When I am at school I worry about the person I care for
I learn new things from my caring role

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* 9. Do you think your caring role will have an impact on your future by giving you ...

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* 10. Who do you feel understands your caring role?

  Very Well Well Understands a little / Sometimes Does not understand at all Don't know or you do not have any contact with this person/agency
Teacher/s
GP / Doctor
Family Support Worker
Social Worker
Young Carers team (Carers in Herts)
Friends
Family
Youth Worker

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* 11. Why do you think some people may not understand your caring role?

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* 12. How does caring impact your relationship with family and friends?

  All of the time Most of the time Some of the time Never I do not know
I have friends I see outside of school
I feel isolated and lonely
Caring makes me feel closer to my family and/or friends
Caring has brought me closer to the person I care for
I find it hard to make new friends
Caring has not changed anything with my friends and I

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* 13. How does caring impact your health & wellbeing?

  All of the time Most of the time Some of the time Never
I have found it difficult to maintain a healthy diet
My physical health has suffered
I find it hard to get a good night's sleep
I feel stressed because of my caring role
My mental health has suffered
I feel proud to be a young carer
My caring role gives me opportunities to improve my health and wellbeing
I feel good about myself and like who I am as a person

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* 14. What would help you to be able to look after your own physical and mental health?

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* 15. If you are finding things hard as a young carer is there someone you feel comfortable speaking to?

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* 16. If you answered yes or sometimes on the last question - would you mind telling us who you would talk to?

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* 17. How do you find information about support for young carers?

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* 18. Do you or your family receive help from any of these agencies/people?

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* 19. If you chose any of these options is there anything you think that they could do better?  If you did not choose any, would you like them to help you more?

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* 20. What activities do you take part in when you can?

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* 21. Are there any activities you wish you could do but cannot because of your caring role?

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* 22. If so what is stopping you from taking part in those activities?

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* 23. What do you like best about being a young carer?

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* 24. What do you like least about being a young carer?

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* 25. If you had an idea for what would help young carers would you know who to share this with to see if they could make it happen?

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* 26. Are you registered with Carers in Herts?

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* 27. If you wanted to speak to anyone at Carers in Herts about more support, were interested in joining our Young Carers Council or would like to speak to us about anything please leave your name and contact number below.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this and please know that you can call 01992 586969 or email young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk to chat to us in the Young Carers Team.
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