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.
On a rollercoaster with Acta; a drama group for young carers.
The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol, Peter Main visits YCV.
Young carers visiting @Bristol for science fun!
Open wide! Young carers enjoying cake decorating (and eating) at the Young Carers Festival.
Winston meets Lily! Our amazing gorilla painted by young carers with artist Matt Gillis.
So, what do you think about young carers visiting @Bristol?
Is it a bird?... Is it a plane? Well yes, it is! Young carers enjoying an amazing day out with fly2help.
Grrrrrrr! Fancy dress at the Young Carers Festival in Southampton
Go Team YC! Proud winners of the football tournament at the Young Carers Festival.
Winston the Gorilla; designed and decorated by young carers and local artist, Matt Gillis.
Steve Webb, Local MP, meets young carers at the Health and Wellbeing Day in Yate.