Young Carers

Are you a young person aged 18 years old or under ?
Are you a young person aged between 16 and 25 years of age ?

Do you look after your mum, dad, brother, sister, or other relative or friend ?  This may include helping out at home by cooking, cleaning or doing the shopping.
Are they ill or do they have a disability or do they have another health-related problem ?

Whether you are a Young Carer or a Young Adult Carer we can help

Young Carers Page - 2016 Young Carers Info Guide image 80 x 99Brent Carers Centre “Young Carers Support Service” Young Carers Page - 2016 Young Adults Carers Support Service image 80 x 99Brent Carers Centre “Young Adults Carers Support Service”

A Young Carer is a child or young person whose life is significantly affected by caring for a family member who has a physical illness or disability, mental health difficulties, sensory or learning disability or has a problematic use of drugs or alcohol.  These information guides provide you with useful information about your rights and the issues you may face as a young carer, and how we can support you.  This includes the following:

  • Support you and the person that you care for;
  • Listen to you;
  • Provide information and advice about the specific illness and/or disability the person you are looking after is living with;
  • Enable you to meet with other young people in similar situations to you, who understand how you feel; and
  • Give you the opportunity to take part in social and recreational activities.

Being a carer means you have a right to help and support.

Examples of What We Do

Click here to view a copy of our latest Events Programme for Young Carers, which you will also find on our Events page.

Click here to read a case study about how we helped a young carer in Brent, who without our support would not have been able to finish his A Levels.

Please Contact Us for further information, including details of forthcoming support activities and events.

You may also find helpful some of the information contained in our Downloads for Carers and Downloads for Schools pages.

Young Carers Consent Form

In order for a Young Carer to take part in our fun respite activities and events, we must have a signed consent form from their Parents.

Click here to download the Young Carers Consent Form. Please complete and sign the Form and return it to us by post or drop it off at our offices.

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter

Young Carers Page - Facebook Logo image 36 x 36Another great way to keep in contact with us and other young carers in Brent is via our /brent.youngcarers Facebook page, as well as our other /brentcarers Facebook page.

Young Carers Page - Twitter Logo image 36 x 36You can also follow us on our @BrentCarer Twitter account.

Help Shape our Young Carers Services

Brent Carers Centre is committed to offering Young Carers the support they need to make life easier for themselves and the person you care for.  Please let us know if you think we are doing a good job or if there are areas we can improve – we need your feedback.

Please help us by taking a few minutes of your time to answer the questions that come up under the links below.  All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

  • CLICK HERE to comment on our Young Carers Services
  • CLICK HERE to comment on our Young Carers Activities

THANK YOU in advance for your time.

Other Services Available

In addition to the services offered by Brent Carers Centre here are some other services available provided by national voluntary organisations:

Young Carers Page - ChildLine imageChildline.  A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.  You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small.

Carers of Older People and Older Carers & News Page - Carers Trust image 80 x 43Carers Trust handbook “Getting into Work: a Guide for Young Adult Carers“, which is an employment guide to help young adult carers who want to get into work.