Young Carers

We support young carers living in Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley


A young carer is a person under the age of 18 who is looking after a family member with a long term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.

Could you imagine a young child undertaking some of the tasks listed below on a daily basis? This is the reality for Young Carers:

  • shopping

  • preparing meals

  • providing emotional support

  • washing or helping to dress

  • looking after brothers or sisters

  • keeping the person they care for company

  • making sure they are safe

  • giving medication


The support we offer is tailored to the individual needs of each Young Carer but also involves a whole family approach.