I am a young carer and I need help with

Planning for my future

Find out what services could help you find the opportunities and support you need

Planning for your future

When life is busy with caring responsibilities, it is sometimes difficult to find the time to think about your future, but your dreams and your plans are important.

Here are some helpful resources and information about education, employment, training, aspirational activities and preparing your CV.

Do you need guidance on careers/ employment/ apprenticeships/ training?

Connexions is a confidential advice and support service for 13 – 19 year olds up to age 25 for young people with special needs Connexions offers impartial information, advice and guidance on:

  1. apprenticeships and other work-based learning opportunities
  2. choices in further and higher education training
  3. careers
  4. employment
  5. applications including CV and interview skills health and personal development opportunities
  6. opportunities to work and learn the way you want

If you are at a North Tyneside school you may be able to meet a Careers Adviser in school. Otherwise you can meet advisers at access points in the borough.


E-mail: Connexions.NT@northtyneside.gov.uk


More information on apprenticeships can be found at www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Do you need support around getting into work?

Are you 16+ and do you need some guidance and advice about getting work? Or do you think you need to increase your skills in this area? North Tyneside Carers’ Centre’s Carers’ into work project can help you with exactly this.

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Carer’s into Work Advisor

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre’s Carers’ into work project can help you with exactly this.


Are you thinking of going to University?

Are you 16+ and do you need some guidance and advice about getting work? Or do you think you need to increase your skills in this area?

North East Raising Aspirations Partnership

North East Raising Aspirations Partnership run an annual programme called YOU-NE CARES, providing young carers the opportunity to find out what it is like to be a student at University in the North East. The programme is free.


Sutton Trust Uk

Sutton Trust UK Summer schools give you the chance to experience what university life is really like


Are you unemployed or struggling at school?

The Princes Trust help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives, through a series of intensive programmes.

The Prince's Trust

The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping them develop self-esteem and skills for work.

CV Building Tool

Turn your everyday life into swanky looking skills you can put on your CV.

Looking for work?

The Mix are a national organisation that provide support for under 25’s for any challenge they may be facing. They have LOADS of tips about CV’s. Click the button below. 

Are you interested in being involved in the National Citizen Service?

Designed for 16-17 year olds, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer and autumn, during school holidays. The experience is all about emboldening young people, by giving them the buzz of being an adult (without all the responsibilities).

Are you interested in getting involved with your local council, having a say and contributing to what happens locally?

Through the Participation, Advocacy and Engagement Team you can get involved with the Youth Council, Young Mayor, Member of Youth Parliament, Young Persons Health and Wellbeing Board, Children’s Council, Children in Care Council, SEND Youth Forum

If you would like to get involved, contact the team:

Northtyneside Get Involved

We want children and young people to have their voices heard, to have their views taken into account and to have their views taken seriously

Are you interested in volunteering?

Contact VODA (Voluntary Organisation North East for more information about local opportunities.


VODA’s accredited Volunteer Centre can help with every aspect of volunteering – from finding a role to suit you and your interests, to offering extra support to volunteers who need it.