Young carer staff team
The young carer service employs four key members of staff
Amy Copeland, Lead Officer for Young Carers
Working days: Monday to Friday (Full Time)
I started working at York Carers Centre in May 2018 after graduating from Teesside University with a BA honors degree in Education. I am responsible for the day-to-day management and delivery of the Young Carer Service, I supervise staff and ensure we have enough funds to continue our work for the amazing young carers of York. I also support the most high need young carers on a 1:1 basis to aid their social, emotional and educational development. My background consists of working with a variety of children and young people affected by a range of different barriers. I have worked in various settings such as schools/colleges, pupil referral units, refuges and carer centres. You will probably see me on the initial visit carrying out assessments and at trips, events and activities throughout the year.
Ashton Bauer, Young Carer Support Worker
Working days: Usually Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (part time)
I have been working at the 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 LAFFS 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 have been working for York Carers Centre with adult carers since June 2019, and have recently started work in the young carers and young adult carers teams. I am really enjoying my new role in the young carers team, especially doing fun activities in the LAFFS 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!
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.