Gloucestershire Young Carers is a dynamic charity constantly growing and developing to meet the ever-changing needs of young carers in the county.
A Look Back Through Time
2022 – Twilight Conference is delivered online, including a video of our Pandemic Journey so far.
2020 – Services move rapidly to delivery on-line in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
2020 – GYC is instrumental in setting up Young Carers National Voice in partnership with Sheffield Young Carers.
2020 – Young carers present at the international conference ‘It Takes a Village’ in Norway2020 – Services move rapidly to delivery on-line in response to the Coronavirus pandemic
2019 – In coproduction with young carers, GYC wins the Children and Young People Now Youth Volunteering and Social Action Award.
2019 – GYC wins the contract with Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver services to young carers and young adult carers across Gloucestershire.
2018 – 25 years of working with and for young carers is celebrated.
2017 – Chapter published in Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Work Vol 2 (Pavilion) sharing learning from InterAct: a whole family approach to improving outcomes for children of parents with a mental illness.
2017 – GYC are Children & Young People Now Award finalist.
2016 – The GCC/NHS carers’ services contract is rolled over for another two years.
2015 – GYC are Children & Young People Now Award finalist.
2015 – Regional Winner of the Lloyds Bank Foundation Award for Enterprise and Collaboration.
2014 – GYC is awarded overall winner of the GSK/Kings Fund Impact Award
2013 – A 3 year contract from GCC and NHS is awarded to provide carers’ services in partnership with Carers Gloucestershire.
2011 – GYC celebrates our 18th birthday with young carers events
2010 – A Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship is awarded to learn from the Australian model of supporting children of parents with a mental illness.
2010 – Specialist services are established for young carers living with a family member who experiences problematic use of substances.
2010 – A whole family approach is adopted – keeping the young carer in focus.
2008 – Young carers from Gloucestershire inform and influence the National Carers Strategy: Carers at the heart of 21st Century Families.
2007 – Members of the Forum join the National Young Carers Forum
2003 – ‘Our Voice’ Gloucestershire Young Carers Young Carers Forum is set up
2002 – Gloucestershire Young Carers is awarded Charitable Status
2000 – Specialist services are established for young carers living with a family member with mental ill health
1997 – A lottery bid is successful funding work with children under 12.
1997 – GYC becomes an ‘Independent Company Limited by Guarantee’.
1994 – Young carers input and influence the Carers Recognition Act 1995.
1994 – First group is set up in a cafe in Stroud with 5 young carers.
1993 – Office is established with adult carers in Gloucester
1993 – Young carer’s Project Development worker Helen Predgen-Lay is appointed.
1992 – A countywide multi-agency steering group is set up and successfully bids for funding
Innovation and Specialism
- Schools Work
- Young Adult Carers
- Caring for someone who has a mental illness
- Caring for someone who uses drugs and alcohol
- GP work
The intelligence and expertise… around reaching and supporting particularly hard to reach families… continues to be shared and inform national good practice. They (GYC) are considered to be a leading and influential young carers’ service across England.National Young Carers’ Lead, Children’s Society, 2018