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Young Carer Service

 The Young Carers Service supports Young Carers with their caring role and helps to build on their confidence and resilience to enable them to realise their own potential. Our support also reaches to the families and siblings of Young Carers, with a whole family approach being important to us. 

We aim to better identify, and provide support for, Young Carers and their families to develop emotionally and physically; as well as being able to take full advantage of opportunities for educational achievement alongside their caring role. 

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Who is the Young Carers Service for?

Who is the Young Carers Service for?

Young People aged between 8-18 years who:

  • Have a significant caring role, including looking after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.
  • Are experiencing an impact of care such as; excessive or inappropriate caring that affects, emotional health, physical health, educational achievement, social life and opportunities.
  • Provide practical tasks, emotional support, physical & personal care or childcare for siblings.


What the Service Provides

What the Service Provides

Being a Young Carer, you may sometimes feel alone, but the Young Carer Service is here to prove you are never alone. Through this friendly and approachable service we offer a range of support including:

  • 1:1 Support
  • Meeting Others Like You
  • Finding Your Voice
  • Group Learning Experiences
  • Developing New Skills
  • Whole Family Support
What do people say about our service?

What do people say about our service?

'The work undertaken by the Young Carers Team at Carers Plus is integral to supporting our families in School. The referral process is straight forward, and they really do offer a whole family approach to their support for our pupils identified as Young Carers. Since working with the service, we have been able to collaborate support plans to make sure our pupils are being empowered and more resilient to cope with their caring role out of school. We really do roll out the red carpet for the team when they visit school as the work they are doing is so wonderful!' 

Helen Welford – Home School Support Worker, Overdale Community Primary School, Scarborough.

Children in need
North Yorkshire County Council