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. Email or call 01452 733060.

Upcoming Events

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

If you’re a YAC registered with us contact our YAC team via FACEBOOK or email 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
Going the Extra Mile

Got a question?

Phone: 01452 733060

Bake Off at GE Aviation Residential 2019
Toasting Marshmellows at GE Aviation Residential 2019
Egg Collecting at Caring Counts Residential 2020

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

YAC Futures 2019

YAC Live Well Event 2019

A thank you from Frankie

Harley tells us about attending his first GYC activity

Helen shares advice for carers going to University