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Young Carers (4-17 yrs)


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 disability their family member may have.

Read about Jamaal who cares for his brother

Read about Eshe who cares for her younger brother

Listen our Welcome to My world podcast of young carers


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! We can help you to develop strategies for dealing with difficulties and improving your health and well-being.

 Services we offer in Bedford Borough

  • One to one support 
  • Information, advice and guidance - click here
  • Clubs 
  • Young carer and sibling carer workshops
  • Young Carers Breaks
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Carers Grant
  • Social media groups - closed
  • Young Carers discount card

Young Carer Events: Summer 2021

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Get in touch

To put a young carer in touch with the Young Carers team, a parent or organisation can fill out a referral form.


Young Carers Team

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Emerald Court, The Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, , MK41 7PZ



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