Young Carers

Donate to Young carers ZoneYoung carers are children and young people who look after someone in their family who has a disability, a long term illness, or is affected by mental ill health or substance misuse.

Young carers may look after parents, care for a brother or sister, or other relative. The average age of a young carer is 12 and they take on responsibilities normally only expected of an adult.

We are doing everything we can to support young carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, but we can’t do it on our own. Find out how you can support us.

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YCV selfie on The Matthew!
Ahoy! Young carers from YCV walk the plank on The Matthew.
Getting creative with T-shirt painting at our annual Fun Day.
@Bristol gets thumbs up from our young carers!
Cheesy grins all round at our Under 13s Group!
We're going on a minibeast hunt...
Searching for minibeasts on The Downs.
Amazing self-portraits created by young carers during a series of art sessions, thanks to funds kindly donated by Severn Valley. Decorative & Fine Arts Society.
The Young Carers Team, clockwise from top left - Wendy, Hannah G, Sue, Carol, Hannah B, Jo and Ruth.
Grrrrrrr! Fancy dress at the Young Carers Festival in Southampton.
Mapping out the future of Young Carers Voice (YCV).
Yippee, I can hula-hoop!
Learning kumihimo braiding at our annual Fun Day.