Support for Young Carers

We provide support to young carers under the age of 18, whose lives are restricted in some way because they are supporting a person who is ill, has a disability, mental illness or misusing a substance. This could include a parent, sibling or close family member.

This allows the young carer to take time out for themselves, socialise and cope with the demands placed on them as carers.

We run regular clubs where young carers can safely talk about how they feel, meet other young carers, get support, advice and information as well as have some fun away from their caring responsibilities. We also provide holiday activities and occasional weekends away.

The services also provides accessible links to youth counselling and other agencies who can give expert advice and information on all issues that affect young carers.