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Helping young people who look after someone

Join The Carers' Centre!

If you look after someone, we are here for you. Being a part of The Carers’ Centre means you will be able to go on fun days out, meet other young people who understand what you’re going through and be able to access helpful advice. Just ask your parent or guardian to sign you up.   

What is a young carer?

A young carer is someone that helps look after their mum, dad, brother, sister or someone else in their family that needs extra help. They may need support due to old age, illness, disability, mental health problems or an addiction. Looking after someone is a pretty amazing thing to do, but it can also be a lot to take on.

Why we're here

We help young carers stay happy and healthy in their caring role. We’re a local charity that provides advice, emotional support and assessments to ensure they are full supported. We also offer a range free activities to help young carers take a break, and meet other kids that understand.

Activities

How to join

If you look after someone and want to get involved with our young carers service, follow these simple steps.

Ask your parent or guardian if it’s ok to join

Get them to fill in a short form about you

We’ll call your parent or guardian to understand how we can help you

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Need to talk? Call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 0388 885 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm)