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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We're going on a minibeast hunt...
Residential at Fernhill Farm, attended by young carers from Bristol Young Carers, Young & Caring, acta and Learning Partnership West.
Searching for minibeasts on The Downs
Hula Hooping at our first Family Day in Bristol, June 13.
On a rollercoaster with Acta; a drama group for young carers.
Big smiles at our annual Fun Day!
How many names can you spot? Amazing artwork created by Vessna Moon, age 16.
Young carers visiting @Bristol for science fun!
@Bristol gets thumbs up from our young carers!
Grrrrrrr! Fancy dress at the Young Carers Festival in Southampton
Winston meets Lily! Our amazing gorilla painted by young carers with artist Matt Gillis.
The Young Carers Team, clockwise from top left - Wendy, Hannah G, Sue, Carol, Hannah B, Jo and Ruth.