Young Carers

What support is available to Young Carers?

Local Support

The Plymouth Online Directory provides useful information and links to help Young Carers provide support to their friends, family and relatives at: Plymouth Young Carers Support Hub.


This is Plymouth’s young carer offer for children and young people provided by Plymouth City Council, Barnardo’s and Hamoaze House.

Visit: Time4U

Plymouth City Council logo.

Young Carers Service – Barnardo’s

Supports young people who look after an adult family member who has a serious illness or disability.

Visit: Young Carers Service – Barnardo’s

Barnardos logo.

Caring for Carers: Improving Lives Plymouth

If you’re over 18 and look after a partner, family member, or friend with an illness or disability, you can ask for a carer’s assessment to look at how caring affects you and the sort of help you need.

Visit: Caring for Carers: Improving Lives Plymouth

Friends & Families of Special Children

Friends and Families provide emotional support and activities for young carers with the Fun and Freedom Club.

Visit: Friends & Families of Special Children and also keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Friends and Families Fun and Freedom Club logo.

National Support


This is a UK charity that offers support for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults.

Visit: Sibs and you can also follow them on their Sibs – Facebook page.

Young Sibs

This an online support and information service for children and young people aged 7-17 years old who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition.

Visit: Young Sibs

There is also a moderated chat area where siblings can connect with and message other siblings around the UK.

Visit: Young Sibs Chat Forum