Resources for
Young Carers

  • How many young carers are there in Brighton & Hove?

    According to the last census in 2001, there were 510 children under the age of 18 caring for a parent or brother or sister in Brighton & Hove; 115 of these were under the age of 11. In addition there were 851 carers in Brighton & Hove aged 18-24, 1 in 5 of whom were caring for more than [...]

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  • Where is the Young Carers Project based?

    We are based on Bedford Place, just off Western Road in central Brighton – situated close to Waitrose and Taj and not far from the seafront either – although we run groups and activities throughout the city and beyond. Unfortunately, we aren’t a drop-in service, so if you want to see one of our Support Workers you will need to make an [...]

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  • What ages does the Project work with?

    We work with young carers from the age of 6 to 17. We have specialist Support and Outreach Workers who work with the 6 to 12s and 13 to 17 year olds. By dividing up the age groups we can make sure we provide activities and support that best suit that particular age group. If you want [...]

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  • What’s on Calendar

    See what events we have coming up.

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  • Young Carers Wish List

    In the summer of 2016, young carers at the project were surveyed for their views and opinions.  Part of this consultation process asked young carers what their top wishes were.  The most popular replies were: Group activities and peer support, more YCP project work Teachers and peers to know about young carers Planning for leaving [...]

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  • Self referral

    If you are a young carer (aged 6-17) and would like to refer yourself for our services please complete the online form at Front Door for Families. Alternatively please ring the Young Carers Senior Support Worker on (01273) 746222 to discuss making a referral. If you are a professional and wish to refer a young carer, aged 6 – 17, please click here [...]

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  • Links

    www.youngcarer.com A site for young carers and their families that includes lots of information and advice about where to get more help. www.youngcarers.net A site for young carers that includes a discussion board area where you can post your questions. There is also a section for parents and professionals. www.youngsibs.org.uk A support site for brothers [...]

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