Young Carers

Young Carers

Who are Young Carers?

A young carer is a young person, under the age of 18, who has a caring responsibility. This is usually for a family member who has a disability, long-term illness, mental illness (including depression, anxieties) or drug/alcohol substance misuse.

When young carers reach the age of 16, they can also access support through our Young Adult Carers projects.

Watch a short video created by young carers – A day in the life of a young carer.

Our young carers project operates in Huntingdonshire and Peterborough.

Young Carers – Huntingdonshire

Our young carers support in Huntingdonshire is made possible by the generosity of charitable funding.

We provide support through:

  • Information, advice and guidance and peer support provided in the community and schools
  • Term-time community groups and school groups
  • Holiday activities and trips
  • Whole family support
  • Providing young carers with the opportunity for their voices to be heard on a local and national level through our Carer Voice initiatives
  • Helping young carers and their families to access grants.

We are also able to offer an exciting and flexible form of support to young carers, siblings and their families through our BBC Children in Need funded Free To Be Me Project.

Young Carers – Peterborough

Our young carers support in Peterborough is a service commissioned by Peterborough City Council.

We provide support through:

  • Information, advice and guidance and peer support provided in the community and schools
  • Regular term-time groups
  • Helping schools to become more carer friendly
  • 1:1 support
  • Holiday trips and activities
  • Whole family support
  • Providing young carers with the opportunity for their voices to be heard on a local and national level through our Carer Voice initiatives
  • Helping young carers and their families to access grants.

We are also able to offer an exciting and flexible form of support to young carers, siblings and their families through our BBC Children in Need funded Free To Be Me Project.

Thank you

Our work with young carers is made possible thanks to the generous support provided by the following organisations:

 

Page last modified: 19th August 2019

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  • The staff are really supportive and there is always someone to talk to.

    Young Carers group attendee