Young Carers Festival

Bournemouth Young Carers

Young Carers


Young Carers Festival 2016

Young Carers Festival 2016

What is a Young Carer?

Young Carers are young people under 18 who provide care for another person. This ‘care’ can include practical or emotional support, and ‘another person’ can be anyone within the same family, whether they are an adult or child.

Support & Services

Everyone’s situation is different. If you think you are a young carer, please get in contact-we are here to help.

When we hear from you, we will contact you back to find out more about you. This may take a few days from when you contact us. All Young Carers are entitled to have a Young Carers assessment, too. We can do this with you to help to work out what support you and [or your family may need.

Being a Young Carer can affect people differently and the project has a range of support available, which includes:

-Someone to listen and support you outside of the situation at home, who can help work with others to get the support you may need for your family.

-Linking you in with other support you may not already know about, for instance, in school or at college.

-Activities out of school term that mean you can meet other Young Carers while having a break from your responsibilities.

Other Opportunities

Did you know, if you are a Young Carer and aged 11 or over there is a weekly session in term time where you can go to get time out, meet other Young Carers and get involved in something different.
Henry Brown Youth Centre – Monday’s 5pm till 6:30pm
Muscliff Youth Centre – Wednesday’s 4:30pm till 6:30pm

Other Information

There are a number of national websites and organisations that provide information and advice to Carers and Young Carers. See below for links:

Help & Support

If you think you might be a Young Carer and would like an assessment to see what support is available, please complete this form.

Contact Us

If you are requesting an assessment or help and support you can use the form above. You can also call us on 01202 451100 or email us at iys@bournemouth.gov.uk with any query.