Young carers are children and young people who have a caring responsibility for a family member with a disability, physical or mental ill health or who is affected by substance misuse. We believe, in Gloucestershire, there are around 6,000 young carers quietly bearing the role of carer from day to day without question and often without very much support.
We provide a network of support, opportunities for a young carer to enjoy their childhood and meet with peers in similar situations to themselves. Gloucestershire Young Carers supports young carers in reaching their potential, enabling them and their families to access support that minimises the physical and emotional impact of caring and that promotes health, well being and resilience.
With more than twenty years of experience in this field, Gloucestershire Young Carers is in a unique position to not only provide the services we offer but work closely with Carers Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire County Council and the NHS to offer our expertise.
To continue this work we require further support. We currently reach around 900 young people in the county but with many more young carers needing our services it is important that vital funds are donated.
Our vision is of a society where children and young people reach their full potential and achieve a positive transition to adulthood regardless of family circumstances.
You can help us
- £50 will pay for a young carer to get a residential break for one night.
- £200 will pay for transport to get a young carer in an isolated part of Gloucestershire to a support group.
- £500 will pay for a day trip for 15 young carers.
- £1,000 will provide a young carer with a support group for a year.
- £6,000 will pay for a therapy-based Us Too group to be run.