Young Carers

If you are between 5 and 17 years old and feel that your life has been impacted by the health condition, disability or substance misuse of a close relative, we can help you to find the support you need.

Activities for Young Carers

Partnership working is really important and helps us to offer a wider range of activities and support. Take a look and see what’s available to you.

How we help Young Carers

Our Young Carers team will arrange a discussion with the young person and their family to discuss their situation and any help they might need.

Who is a Young Carer?

We define a ‘Young Carer’ as anyone aged between 5-17 who is significantly impacted by the diagnosed health condition, disability or substance misuse of a close relative. This means someone they live with or see on a daily basis.

Young Carers’ rights

You might have been caring since you were very young and not recognise that you are a Young Carer. Or you may suddenly start caring when someone in your family becomes ill or has an accident.

Young Carers’ wellbeing

Find out about National and local organisations who are committed to supporting and improving the mental health of children and young people.

For Professionals Working With Young Carers

How we work with Young Carers

We receive referrals from individuals, family members and professionals (including social workers, medical professionals and school-based staff).

Refer a Young Carer

We accept referrals from professionals – such as social workers, GPs, teachers and Family Support Workers, but also from family members and Carers themselves.