Young carer staff team
The young carer service employs a dedicated staff team
Ashton Bauer, Young Carer Support Worker
Working days: Usually Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (part time)
I have been working at York Carers Centre since May 2019. I really enjoy working with young people because of the energy that they bring to different areas of life, and the huge potential that they have to do amazing things. I love being able to see the progress that young people can make over a period of time when they are given the space and freedom to be themselves, and I believe that we can all learn a lot from them! I am really passionate about raising awareness of young carers, reducing stigma around mental health and empowering those with lived experience to be involved in bringing about change. Outside of work I like going to gigs, being creative, and hanging out with my cat.
Hannah Crosby, Young Carer Support Worker
Working days: Usually Monday, Tuesday and Friday (part time)
I started working with young carers at the start of Summer 2018, however I volunteered with York Carers Centre for a number of years before this. You are likely to see me at youth groups and all the amazing, fun trips in the holidays! I also support some young carers on a one-to-one basis and carry out young carer’s assessments. I have experience working with young people in a variety of settings and I strongly believe that every child deserves the best opportunities. I love trying new things (especially adventure activities), being outdoors with my very lively dog and mostly just hanging with friends and family.
Rebecca Robinson, Young Carer Support Worker
Working days: Tuesday and Thursday (part time)
I’ve been working for York Carers Centre with adult carers since June 2019, and now also work with young carers and young adult carers. I’m really enjoying my role in the young carers team, especially doing fun activities in the youth groups. I have a psychology degree and am passionate about mental health and positive mental wellbeing, I hope to train as a counselling psychologist in the future. I enjoy travelling and yoga. I also enjoy baking and I’m always looking for a new recipe to try out! Something I have enjoyed whilst being in lockdown is spending time with my dogs and going on lots of walks. One thing I’m looking forward to after lockdown is being able to spend time with my friends again.
We also have a team of volunteers who support regular events, trips/activities.
All volunteers have regular supervision and have been interviewed, DBS checked, and are fully trained in safeguarding and child protection.