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ERIC Number: ED573128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 152
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
The Really Useful Book of Learning & Earning for Young Adult Carers. Third Edition
Learning and Work Institute
"The Really Useful Book of Learning and Earning for Young Adult Carers" is aimed at young adults (aged 16-25) in England who are looking after somebody else. The first edition of the book was printed in 2011. This third edition is full of new and up-to-date useful information about looking after your health and wellbeing, job hunting, housing, health services, learning, working and volunteering, and money management. As well as information and advice, the book has activities to help readers think positively, identify skills and skills gaps, and action plan. It is also a "one stop resource" which signposts readers to a range of websites and help lines for more information. Following "Acknowledgements" and "About this book", this book contains the following sections: (1) Who is a young adult carer?; (2) Positive statements; (3) Personal skills; (4) Being a young adult carer; (5) Support for young adult carers and the carer's assessment; (6) Taking up learning; (7) Taking up working; (8) Action planning and getting to your goal; (9) Looking after your health, well-being and happiness; (10) Diary; (11) Why learning?; (12) Why working?; (13) Don't give up!; (14) Setting up a young adult carers' group; (15) Looking back and looking forward; (16) Hints and tips for job hunting; (17) Keeping track of job hunting; (18) Learning while you are earning; (19) Taking up working and managing your money; (20) Looking after your money; (21) Power of attorney; (22) Financial abuse; (23) Websites and helplines; (24) Notes; (25) Names, addresses, phone numbers and email; and (26) References.
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Health (United Kingdom)
Authoring Institution: Learning and Work Institute (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)