About us

Gloucestershire Young Carers is a dynamic charity constantly growing and developing to meet the ever-changing needs of young carers in the county.

Our History

1992 – A countywide multi-agency steering group was set up and successfully bid for funding
1993 – Appointment of a young carer’s Project Development worker Helen Predgen-Lay
1993 – Set up an office with adult carers at Community House
1994 – First group set up in a cafe in Stroud with 5 young carers
1994 – Young carers input and influence the Carers Recognition Act 1995
1997 – Becomes an ‘Independent Company Limited by Guarantee’
1997 – Successful lottery bid funding working with children under 12
2000 – Specialist services for young carers living with parents with mental ill health established
2002 – Gloucestershire Young Carers is awarded Charitable Status
2003 – ‘Our Voice’ Gloucestershire Young Carers Forum set up
2007 – Members of the Forum join the National Young Carers Forum
2008 – Young carers from Gloucestershire inform and influence the National Carers Strategy: Carers at the heart of 21st Century Families
2010 – Development of whole family approach – keeping the young carer in focus
2010 – Specialist services for young carers living with parental with problematic substance misuse set up
2011 – Celebrated our 18th birthday with a host of the ‘great and good’ of Gloucestershire
2013 – Awarded a 3 year contract to provide carers’ services with Carers Gloucestershire
2014 – Overall winner of the GSK Impact Award scrutinized by with the King’s Fund
2015 – Regional Winner of the Lloyds Bank Foundation Award for Enterprise and Collaboration
2015 – Children & Young People Now finalist
2016 – Rollover of carers’ services contract
2017 – Children &Young People Now finalist
2018 – Celebrating 25 years of supporting young carers

Innovation and Specialism

“I couldn’t be prouder to work alongside you and your team in delivering our collective goals”  Chair of ²gether NHS Foundation Trust