Young carer services
Are you looking for advice or support for yourself or another young carer? Local projects can offer professional guidance, connect young carers with other young carers, and provide important breaks from caring responsibilities.
Find your nearest young carers' project using our service finder.
Find local carer support in your area
Search your local area to find a nearby young carer project. If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch with our young carer team.
7 local support centres
Friends and Family of Special Children (Fun and Freedom Club)
AddressThe Virginia House Centre
Devon Young Carers
AddressWestbank Healthy Living Centre
Farm House Rise
Mid Devon Young Carers
Address2 Bridge Street
Plymouth Council Young Carers
AddressUnit 12 HQ Building
237 Union Street
Barnados Plymouth Young Carers
How can a young carer service help me?
If you are a child or young person that spends time supporting a member of your family or a friend with everyday tasks because they are ill or disabled then you are a young carer.
Being a young carer is an important and selfless job. Many young carers find it rewarding and learn skills from what they do. But it can also get in the way of school, social life and even health. This is when you may think of finding a service that can offer:
- Opportunities to meet with other young carers
- Counselling by a professional counsellor
- Training courses and workshops
- Peer support groups
- Leisure activities
- A young carers forum
So, if you are a young carer and you think any of the above would benefit you, find a service near you.
Our nationwide young carer programme
Our Include programme helps young carers, families and those who work with young carers. We know caring for someone can be tough. It can be tiring and difficult to find time for other things, like school work or hanging out with friends, let alone planning for the future. So we help with all of that.