The UPBEET Project received a referral from a 17 year old female, Michelle.  Michelle had been given UPBEET’s information from a local career advice centre.  She was in great need of support due to her caring role for her family members, predominantly her mother. Her parents have drug and alcohol and mental health problems.

Michelle was very capable with lots of potential, however her caring role was impacting on her future i.e. career path.  Through UPBEET’s involvement, this young person has been given intensive 1:1 support which includes emotional/motivational support.  The worker also identified that additional support was needed for the young person’s mother and she was referred to our Family Support Worker and Welfare Rights Officer.  Feedback from the young person’s mother to our UPBEET worker was extremely positive. Her mother was happy to see her daughter with a smile on her face and lots more motivation.

This young person has now accessed a training opportunity with a training provider in Dundee and has gained part-time employment.

Comments from Michelle:

When working with the staff at UPBEET I feel it is a relief because I know I can off load and anything I say is in confidence. I feel I am getting more opportunities in various different areas in my life.  I am hoping to gain experience as a nursery nurse after I have completed this training course. I have got my confidence back since I became involved with the Upbeet project.  The only thing I have found challenging is to get up in the morning and leave my mum when she is upset. I have enjoyed meeting new people and seeing my worker because she is very nice and boosts my confidence.



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Young Carers Project, Seagate House, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2HB

01382 200422 enquiries@youngcarers.co.uk
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