Young Carers

We work with young people who look after someone at home who has a long term illness or condition, a disability, drug / alcohol problems or depression.

We know that caring for someone at home can have a big impact on your own education, health and social life. Caring may affect your school work and ability to concentrate. Maybe you find it difficult to find time to  study or get to school on time because of the things you need to do as a carer. Or perhaps you feel tired, stressed, or feel bad about yourself.

What we offer

  • Needs led one to one support for Young Carers
  • Trips and Social Events aimed at Young Carers up to the age of 18
  • A regular Youth Group
  • Newsletter
  • Support in school
  • Signposting and referral to other support services

What to do next

If you, or a member of your family would like to meet up with one of our Support Workers for more information on how to access our services, or an informal chat, then give our office a call on 01228 542156 ask for Mike or Katie and we can arrange to meet at a time and place suitable to you. Alternatively you can go to the Young Carer Team “Contact Us” page.

Young carers from Carlisle speak out about their lives. Using drama, documentary and music this is a powerful short film that gives the viewer an insight into some of the issues young carers face and offers advice to other young carers. An Art Locates Me Production supported by Mediabox
Who Cares - Carlisle Carers
A powerful and hard-hitting play showing the reality of life for many of our young carers. Produced by Gill Fraser
Carers Allotment project
Launch of our Carers Allotment with John Stevenson MP.
County Council Carers Questionnaire
Dawn , our CEO , was recently on That's TV Cumbria talking about the County Council Carers questionnaire Across Cumbria there are hundreds of carers who are looking after loved ones and Cumbria County Council wants to hear about their experiences. In particular, the council wants to hear about what support the carers themselves receive. There are five local carer’s organisations across Cumbria – Eden, Carlisle, Furness, South Lakeland and West Cumbria Carers who support carers of all ages by providing carers assessments, emergency help in a crisis and organising social events and activities. I went to catch up with Carlisle Carers to see why carers should fill out council’s survey.
Young Carers Tullie House project
Our Young Carers recently helped out at Tullie House to design and build a mechanical Heron with Tullie House Staff , Eden Rivers Project and our very own Support Workers