Young Adult Carers

Young Adult Carers provide unpaid care or support to another family member, often a parent or sibling who has a physical or mental health illness, disability or issues with substance misuse.

Young Adult Carers

Young Adult Carers are young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who provide regular or ongoing care and/or emotional support to a family member. The person they care for, often a parent or sibling, may be affected by a physical disability, long term illness, mental ill health, substance misuse issue or learning disability.

Carers Gloucestershire provides support for carers aged 18+ which could involve : advice and information, support planning, benefits check, emotional support, consultation opportunities and learning through our Positive Caring Programmes.

You can access this support or get more information by calling our Carers line on 0300 111 9000.

In addition to this, Gloucestershire Young Carers have a service just for Young Adult Carers aged 16 -24 which focuses on encouraging a positive transition to adulthood.

The support they can offer includes:

  • 1-1 support from their friendly worker
  • Support with education and employment
  • Confidential & private YAC facebook group
  • Fun day trips and workshops
  • Opportunities to meet other young adult carers.

If you think you might be a young adult carer or know someone who is and needs support, contact Gloucestershire Young Carers on 01452 733060 or