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Are you aged between 5 and 25?

Help for carers

Your Voice

In our world, carers are the experts.

We provide lots of ways for you to get involved in shaping services, including within the Carers' Centre, locally and on a national scale, with the aim of improving lives for all carers and getting the crucial recognition and understanding you deserve.

Our participation groups are recognised by professionals across B&NES, like the council, RUH & CCG. Our members are involved in consultations and provide feedback on services to ensure that the voices of carers are being heard and acted upon where possible.

If you feel that you are able to discuss issues that affect you as a carer, and would like to join our collective voice to represent others in similar situations, we'd love to have you join our group!

Carers' Voice - for carers and former carers aged 18+

Speak Out Young Carers (SOYC!) - for young and young adult carers 5 - 25 years.

Below are some of our current opportunities for you to have your voice heard. If you'd like more information on any of these opportunities, please email or call 08000388885

Carers' Centre - We're here to support you
Carers' Centre - We're here to support you

Young Carers Social Media survey

Prize Draw!

We'd like to find out how young carers registered with us are using social media, if at all, and how we might be able to provide support through these channels.

If you are registered with us as a young carer aged 13 – 17 and would like to be in with the chance of receiving £25 of Amazon vouchers, complete our young carer social media survey! 

You don’t need to use social media to complete the survey, but you do need your parent/carers' permission. The first section of our survey needs to be completed by your parent/carer.

Click the link/below to complete the survey!

Young Carer Social Media Survey

Would you like to be involved in developing an app to help carers?!

New research opportunity - Carers' Wellbeing

Carer wellbeing research
Carer wellbeing research

Would you like to be involved in research on carer wellbeing?

Join this study from of an online intervention involving short tasks twice a week and contact with a professional counsellor.

For more information and to register your interest, contact Kate at the University of East London by emailing

Carer Wellbeing research information

Caring from a distance - research for carers with loved ones in care homes

Caring from a distance research
Caring from a distance research

The University of Hull is researching carers' experiences of keeping in touch with family and friends in care homes during COVID-19.

They are interested in what works & what does not work well, and what can be learned for the future.

They have an online survey which can be found in the document below

Caring from a distance information

BANES Parent Carers Voice (BPCV)

BANES Parent Carers Voice
BANES Parent Carers Voice

BPCV - we are all parent carers of children/young people with a wide range of disabilities in Banes. We are a recognised group who meet regularly with the aim of improving services and support for children and young people with additional needs by raising awareness of any unmet needs and by being a collective voice.

We do this by working in partnership with policyholders and practitioners in our local authority, sharing our experiences, knowledge and skills to ensue all children & young people & their parent carers are fully included and have access to any support needed. 

Please come and join us. We need your views and experiences (good & bad) and in return we can  listen, offer support or signpost you to the right professionals who can help.