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.

CARE Group 2 - 18.5 (30) Spring Activity Day1 Apr16 Fun Day 19.3 (190) Fun Day 19.3.16 (47) Heros Group YC Apple Day Heroes Group 21/07/15 George Ferguson with YC's YCs Health Seminar YCs out in the Zone garden Glass Tile Workshop YCs First Aid Session YCV Training Oct14 YC Panto
Enjoying the new mural in the Young Carers Zone garden!
Enjoying a Spring Activity Day sitting around our tree, kindly donated by Chew Valley Trees.
This year's Fun Day was a hoot!
Yummy cake decorating at the Fun Day.
Our latest Heroes group, with delicious birthday cake donated by Free Cakes for Kids Bristol, and fantastic knitted superheroes donated by Bristol district Methodist Churches.
'13' Up Club Apple Day Activity
Creation of own superhero!
Elected Mayor 'George Ferguson' visits Young Carers Voice!
Young Adult Carers raising awareness for our Young Carers at the Health Seminar
Creative art session for the new Young Carers Zone
Glass tile making for the Zone's new kitchen.
Young Carers gain first aid learning certificate
Trainer with Young Carers Voice Member
"He's behind you"