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.

P4220143 DSC_0319 IMG_20161101_185841 P8240017 PB120021 CARE Group 2 - 18.5 (30) Spring Activity Day1 Apr16 Fun Day 19.3 (190) Heros Group YC Apple Day Heroes Group 21/07/15 YCs out in the Zone garden
Young Carers enjoying the Fly2Help Day at Bristol Airport
Arts & Crafts at our at our Annual Fun Day.
London calling: YCV visit Houses of Parliament
Having an egg-cellent time at Madgalen Farm!
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!
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!
Creative art session for the new Young Carers Zone