Young Carers

Young 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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Amazing Air Smiles Day for young carers! Huge thanks to Airbus, Fly2Help and Bristol Airport!
YCV selfie on The Matthew!
Star young carer Lydia, speaking on BBC Radio Bristol about the issues for young carers.
'Ello gov'nor! Young carers making excellent Police Officers at the Air Smiles Day
Row, row, row your boat at the Young Carers Festival
Getting creative with T-shirt painting at our annual Fun Day.
Ahoy! Young carers from YCV walk the plank on The Matthew.
Cheesy grins all round at our Under 13s Group!
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.
Mapping out the future of Young Carers Voice (YCV).
Yippee, I can hula-hoop!