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Young Carers (4-16yrs)


There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the United Kingdom

Young Carers are children or young people under 18, who care for someone who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, learning difficulties, sensory impairment, HIV/AIDS or substance misuse.

Young Carers may experience isolation, difficulties coping at home, problems at school, lack of social experiences and often need information and advice on the illness or disabilities their parents or grandparents suffer from.


We believe in the positive benefit of Young Carers meeting as many share common experiences. They can also gain peer support while having great fun!

 Services we offer

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Clubs are for carers aged 4-16yrs to have fun, have a break and also receive support with your caring role. Each club is planned to provide emotional and practical support, including help with homework, relationship advice and tips on being healthy.

All clubs are held every two months from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Clubs take place in Kempston at the Youth Centre and run in various age groups.

4-11 year olds

12- 16 year olds

At the clubs, you can have a pamper session, one to one talks and join in with sport activities, arts and crafts and much more. Drinks are available at all the clubs free of charge and a non-profit making tuck shop is also available.

PLEASE NOTE: From 1st April  2016 support for Young Carers living in Central Bedfordshire will be provided by Central Bedfordshire Council. For more information on the support available please contact

Peter Barras, Senior Parenting Advisor at Central Bedfordshire Council on 0300 3006780 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Carers in Bedfordshire will however continue to support sibling carers that care for a brother or sister and will still be offering a range of workshops across Central Bedfordshire. 

For more information on these please contact a member of the Young team at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more here about the services we still run for carers in Central Bedfordshire include the Peer Mentor programme, Carers Grant, Cafés, Discount Card and Carers Lounge.

To register or refer a Central Bedfordshire young carer to us click here for the registration form.