Care 2 Work
Care2Work aimed at facilitating the integration of young carers in the labor market and education, by developing their skills.
Project Number: 2014-2-UK01-KA205-011967
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 02/2015-05/2017
Young carers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) are a minority group but their presence in European families is now becoming more visible, as they carry out significant tasks and assume a level of responsibility. They are defined as young persons who provide support to other family members.
Young carers experience serious educational disadvantage caused by factors such as poor attainment, restricted peer networks and bullying. For these reasons they face long term consequences including lack of qualifications that further prohibit their access to employment or further education. Consequently, young carers are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty, making them one of the most marginalized communities in our society.
By developing the skills of young carers, Care2Work aimed at facilitating their integration in the labor market and education, and preventing them from being marginalized and becoming NEETs.