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 –


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

Family Fund

Grants for families of disabled or seriously ill children –

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!


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.


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


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 –

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.



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Page last modified: 9 December 2022