Young Carers Alliance

Young Carers Alliance logoMore than five years on from the introduction of formal rights for young carers, and young adult carers, thousands of children and young people are still being negatively affected by the impact of their caring responsibilities; whether this be their education, their health and wellbeing, or the opportunities available to them.

The Young Carers Alliance is a growing network of over 100 organisations and 200 individuals committed to changing this and improving the support available for young carers, young adult carers and their families.

We bring together representatives from research, policy and practice, all of whom are committed to bringing about improved outcomes for all young carers.

The Young Carers Alliance provides opportunities for collaboration, sharing best practice and a strong, collective voice for young carers.

You can sign up to be part of the Young Carers Alliance as an individual or as an organisation, and can subscribe to the regular e-bulletins at the bottom of the ‘Sign up now’ page.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Young Carers Alliance – Terms of reference
Young Carers Alliance Terms of Reference – March 2022 [PDF, 114kB]

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Young Carers Alliance privacy notice – March 2022 [PDF, 59kB]

Upcoming Young Carers Alliance webinars

To receive latest updates as to when bookings open, subscribe for the regular e-bulletins below.

Thursday 1 December 2022, 1.30pm-3.00pm – Supporting the health of young carers through sport – Book now

Download the supporting the health of young carers through sport flyer [PDF 277kB]

Previous Young Carers Alliance events

Young Carers Alliance publications, policy briefings, consultations and responses


Young Carers Alliance members

Abbeyfield School
Action for Family Carers
Andover Young Carers
Anziani e non solo scs
Barnardo’s Kirklees Young Carers
Barnardo’s Newport Young Carers
Barnet Carers
Basingstoke and District Young Carers
Be Free Young Carers
Bracknell Forest Council Young Carers
Bridgend Carers Centre
Bristol Free School
Broadland High Ormiston Academy
Calderdale Young Carers Service
Carers Bucks
Carers Hub Rochdale-n-Compass
Carers UK
Care for the Carers
CarersCount2/Carers Health and Wellbeing Forum
Carers Federation Ltd
Carers First
Carers’ Hub Lambeth
Carers in Bedfordshire
Carers in Hertfordshire
Carers Network
Carers New South Wales
Carers Northumberland
Carers Support Centre Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Caring Together
Carers Trust
Carers Trust Heart of England
Carers Trust Hillingdon
Carers Voice Norfolk and Waveney
Carers Worldwide
Carlisle Carers
Centre 33
Cheshire Young Carers
Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC)
Cocoon Kids – Creative Counselling and Play Therapy CIC
Creative (Arts) Limited
Crossroads Together
Cumbria County Council
Derbyshire Carers Association
Dorset Council
Dover Smart Project
East Hants Young Carers
Enfield Carers Centre
Expert Self Care Ltd
Family Action
Family Action – Leeds Young Carers Support Service
Fareham and Gosport Young Carers
Free to Be You
Furness Carers
Gloucestershire Young Carers
Hamoaze House
Hampshire Young Carers Alliance
Hart and Rushmoor Young Carers
Havant Young Carers
Healthwatch Surrey
Herefordshire Young Carers Club
Herts and Wessex ICS
Holt Youth Project
King’s College London
Kingston Carers’ Network
Kingstonian FC Supporters Club
Leicestershire Cares
Lewisham Carers Hub
Manchester Young Carers Partnership
Marshland High School
MTM Youth Services CIC
Neumark Foundation
New Forest Young Carers
Newcastle Carers
Norfolk Family Carers
North east Raising Aspiration Partnership (NERAP)
North Tyneside Carers Centre
Northamptonshire Young Carers Service
Nottinghamshire Carers Association
Off The Record Youth Counselling Charity
One Community – Eastleigh Young Carers Project
Open University Carers Research Group
Our Barn Carers Project
Our Time
Oxfordshire Crossroads Care
Partnership in Children
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Plymouth City Council – Community Youth Services
Portsmouth City Council
Richmond Carers Centre
Romsey Young Carers
Sandwell Young Carers
Sefton Carers Centre (Sefton Young Carers)
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Young Carers
Sibs – for brothers and sisters
Signpost Young Carers
South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Study Higher
Suffolk Family Carers
Surrey Carers Partnership Board’s Young Carers Sub-committee
Surrey Young Carers
Swindon Carers Centre
TEN North East Limited South Tyneside Young Carers Project
The Benjamin Foundation
The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove
The Children’s Society
Torbay Youth Trust
University of East Anglia – Widening Participation Team
University of Leicester
University of Warwick
Wandsworth Carers
Warwickshire Young Carers
West Norfolk Carers
West Sussex County Council (Carers Commissioning Team)
West Sussex Young Carers Family Service
Westbank Devon Young Carers
Who Cares campaign
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Wiltshire Young Carers Service – Community First
Winchester and District Young Carers
Wokingham Young Carers
Wolverhampton and Birmingham Young Carers
YMCA Sutton Coldfield
Young Carers Matter Norfolk
Young Carers National Voice Network
Dr Amy Warhurst – University of Winchester
Professor Ann McMunn – University College London
Dr Barbara Chojnacka – University of Szczecin, Poland
Camille Bou – London School of Economics and Political Sciences
Dr Chloe Alexander – University of Birmingham
Daniel Phelps – University of Winchester
Dr Emma Maynard – University of Portsmouth
Dr Eugenia Caracciolo Di Torella – Leicester University
Dr Fiona MacCallum – University of Warwick
Dr Geraldine Boyle – Open University
Jo Moriarty – King’s College London
Dr Kate Blake-Holmes – University of East Anglia
Dr Leanne Bogen – Johnston – University of Sussex
Dr Louise Oldridge – Nottingham Trent University
Professor Matt Bennett – Deputy Director at the Centre for Care at the University of Sheffield
Dr Michael Wyness – University of Warwick
Nadine Harding – University of Gloucestershire
Nicola Brimblecombe – Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Patricia Masterton Algar, Bangor University
Dr Rebecca Lacey – University College London
Sarah Bayless – University of Winchester
Professor Saul Becker – Metropolitan Manchester University
Dr Trudi Cameron – University of Nottingham