Young Adult Carers

Upcoming Events

  • Friday 28th July 12pm – 4pm : Day at The Lake @ South Cerney Outdoor Centre, GL7 5TL. Join us for an afternoon of water sports & a BBQ. Activity & food is FREE but we ask for a £5 donation if you require transport.
  • Wednesday 9th August 1.30pm – 4pm : Budgeting Workshop @ Gloucester Library, Brunswick Road, GL1 1HT. Informal advice session on money management & savvy spending.
  • Monday 14th– Friday 18th August : 5 day Team Challenge residential in Powys, Wales!
    In partnership with GE Aviation we have 10 spaces available for a young adult carer ‘Personal Development’ week where we will be building communication, team building and confidence skills whilst taking part in LOTS of outdoor activities. The residential (inc. Transport from meeting point, accommodation, activities, food etc) is FREE but spaces are limited.
  • Friday 15th– Sunday 17th September : Caring Counts residential @ Ciren Organic Farm, GL7 5HF. Sign up for a weekend of laughs, support with issues related to caring and importantly how to make sure you also look after yourself. Friday night – Sunday afternoon and enjoy lovely accommodation and lots of nice food. FREE.

**ALL EVENTS ARE COMPLETELY FREE & TRANSPORT CAN BE ARRANGED IF NEEDED**

If you’re a YAC registered with us contact Jess via FACEBOOK or email yacs@glosyoungcarers.org.uk if you’d like to come to any of the above!

Emergency Numbers

If you or the person you care for is experiencing a physical or mental health crisis these are the numbers you need:

999 – for emergencies only.

111— if you need medical advice or help but it’s not an emergency.

101— non-emergency police.

116 123—Samartitans – Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support.

Got a question?

Email: yacs@glosyoungcarers.org.uk

Phone: 01452 733060


Who are young adult carers?

Young adult carers are young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who look after someone, usually a family member, who might have:

  • Physical disability
  • Issues with drugs or alcohol
  • Mental health problem
  • Learning disability
  • Long-term illness

If that sounds familiar and you think you might be a young adult carer get in touch, we can help – yacs@glosyoungcarers.org.uk/01452 733060.

Christmas Cooking Workshop
Kira and Jodie on a visit to London
Fire building in the woods!
YAC Futures

How can we help?

Young Adult Carers Service @ GYC and Carers Glos

We understand the daily challenges young adult carers face and set up ‘YACS’ to support you with these.

Our young adult carers service includes:

  • 1-1 support from our friendly YAC workers.
  • Help with applying for jobs, work experience, training courses, uni or college.
  • ‘Caring Counts’ our unique short course.
  • Help with accessing free counselling and other specialist support.
  • Fun day trips and workshops.
  • Chance to meet other young adult carers and make new friends
  • Advocacy support (we can talk to school/college/uni/work to help them understand your caring role)
  • Small Grants to help with education or employment.

And most importantly, confidential and understanding support and guidance on the issues that matter to you.

“YACS has helped me a lot through problems I’ve faced and because of them I get to relax and enjoy myself more often”

“Seeing (YAC Worker) isn’t like seeing a counsellor, she helps me with what’s going on at home but we also chat about our fave tv programmes and have a laugh”

Useful Links

Matter – gives young adult carers in the UK a space to connect, share advice and access trusted support.
tic+ Teens in Crisis
Help in a Mental Health Crisis
Glosjobs
Samaritans