Support for Young Carers

Young carers are people under 18 who look after somebody in their family who is ill, disabled, has mental health problems or is misusing drugs or alcohol.

Young carers deserve the same opportunities as all children. Our aim is to reduce the negative impacts of the caring role, using a whole family approach.  We provide individual and group support for young carers, as well as advice for their family. 

Look at our young carer postcard, This is Charlie.  Do you look after someone like Charlie does?…

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We support carers of all ages looking after a friend or family member who is ill, disabled, has mental health problems or is misusing drugs or alcohol. Anyone can be a carer, at any time in their life. At Newcastle Carers we know how hard it can be to look after someone, and we’re here to help with information, advice and support.

If you are a young carer, there are lots of ways you can get in touch with us…

You can email us at [email protected] 
You can like us on Facebook/NewcastleCarers 
You can follow us on Twitter @NCLCarers 
You can text us on 07874 100043 
You can phone us on 0191 275 5060, Monday to Friday, 9am -5pm

(we are closed on bank holidays).

If you are a professional, make a referral to us…

If you are working with a young carer and you would like to make a referral for a Young Carers Assessment, please download our Young Carer Referral Form.
 

For information about making a referral for a Young Carers Assessment, please read our NC Guidance for Young Carer Referrals.