Young Adult Carers

Who are young adult carers?

Young adult carers are young people between the ages of 16 and 24 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.

Upcoming Events

 End of Summer Social @ Robinswood Hill, Gloucester GL4 6SX: Thursday 30th August, 2pm – 5pm.

YAC Caring Counts residential: Friday 14th – Sunday 16th September @ Cirencester Organic Farm GL7 5HF

*Most activities are free of charge and we will support with transport where possible*

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.

Useful Links

The Mix – Online support for under 25s
tic+ Teens in Crisis
Help in a Mental Health Crisis
Glosjobs
Samaritans
Going the Extra Mile

Got a question?

Email: yacs@glosyoungcarers.org.uk

Phone: 01452 733060


Christmas Cooking Workshop
Kira and Jodie on a visit to London

Young Adult Carers Service @ GYC

How can we help?

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”

 News from YACS

Amie wins an award 

YAC Futures 2018, a career event just for young adult carers

A thank you from Frankie

Harley tells us about attending his first GYC activity

Helen shares advice for carers going to University


Fire building in the woods!
YAC Futures