Little Dreamers is working towards an equal world for Young Carers, delivering programs aiming to improve their quality of life. We define a Young Carer as anyone under the age of 25 who provides care for a family member with a disability, mental illness, chronic illness or drug and/or alcohol addiction. With 1 in 10 children in Australia giving up their childhood to provide unpaid care to a family member, Little Dreamers delivers fun, empowering and proactive support programs to reduce the risk factors that they face and increase their life opportunities. Running for 12 years, with almost 50 permanent staff and 150 volunteers across VIC, NSW and QLD, Little Dreamers programs have been developed by Young Carers for Young Carers. Providing wrap-around support for Young Carers, our programs include Dream Experiences; holiday programs; mentoring and tutoring; in-school education and training; The Dreamers Hub, an online peer support platform; in-person peer support; and the Big Dreamers Personal Development Program. These programs target each of our five main impact areas - identity, health and wellbeing, social connection, education, employment and financial literacy. We believe in a world where every Young Carer is supported by someone or something by 2030.
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Our Dream Experience program enables Young Carers live out their dream for the day.
It's an opportunity to meet a favourite sports star, enjoy a weekend getaway by the beach with family, sit in the front row at a concert, or spend a girl's day out with limousine transport, manicures, pedicures and spa treatments. The sky is the limit!
From the moment a Young Carer applies for support with Little Dreamers, our Family Support Workers spring into action, working one-on-one with each Young Carer and their family to turn their dream into a big reality!
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