Resources

Resources

Information and support for young carers

All of the below are UK-wide unless they state otherwise.

Find your local young carers service – Find out what support is available for young carers in your local area – https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information/young-people/young-carers/local-service-finder

Contact

Support for families of disabled children. Information for parents. Helpline and workshops for parents. Occasional activities/trips for families – https://contact.org.uk/ and an active Facebook page.

Family Fund

Grants for families of disabled or seriously ill children – https://www.familyfund.org.uk/

Over the Wall

Over The Wall is a UK based charity for children with serious illness and disabilities, and their families, to discover a world of mischief and magic. A place where they can be brave and have fun with others. These amazing places are physical – in residential camps and also available online – with Camp in the Cloud and Camp365. And what’s more, it’s all free! https://www.otw.org.uk/

Sense

Sense run virtual book clubs, games nights and online wellbeing sessions. They also run online workshops on different topics for young people and their parents. https://www.sense.org.uk/our-services/support-for-children/support-for-young-carers-and-siblings/

Sidekick

Sidekick is an anonymous and confidential text helpline service for young carers aged 13-18 run by Action for Children. Find out more here

SIBS

They are a charity for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults. They have information for young siblings but also run online workshops for siblings – https://www.sibs.org.uk/youngsibs/

Young Carers Support App

A free app designed with young carers which has information and self-care tips for young carers. Young carers/parents/professionals do not need to register or provide any information to access it.
https://www.expertselfcare.com/health-apps/young-carers-support-app/

Awareness-raising/policy

Practice

Research and surveys

Page last modified: 9 December 2022