Young Carers

Are you under 18 and caring for a family member?

What is a young carer?

Young carers are people under 18 who provide care for another person. This care can include practical or emotional support, and another person can be anyone within the same family, whether they are an adult or child.

Support and services

We are here to help, so if you think you are a young carer, please get in contact.

When we hear from you, we will contact you back to find out more about you. This may take a few days from when you contact us.

All young carers are entitled to have a young carers assessment.  We can do this with you to help to work out what support you and or your family may need.

Being a young carer can affect people differently and the project has a range of support available, which includes:

  • Someone to listen and support you outside of the situation at home, who can help work with others to get the support you may need for your family
  • Linking you in with other support you may not already know about, for instance, in school or at college
  • Activities out of school term that mean you can meet other Young Carers while having a break from your responsibilities.

Other opportunities

If you are a young carer and aged 11 or over there are weekly sessions where you can go to get time out, meet other young carers and get involved in something different.

Contact us

Other information

There are a number of national websites and organisations that provide information and advice to carers and young carers: