Paula Pritchard - Young Carers Plus Support Officer

Young Carers Plus is a specialist support service for young carers who are caring for someone with a mental health or substance misuse issue. Young people in these situations frequently have to provide high levels of (often inappropriate) care to members of their family and it is common that they are disadvantaged socially, psychologically, educationally and sometimes physically by their caring roles.

In addition to accessing all of our regular clubs and social opportunities, young carers registered with the Plus service receive intensive emotional support, tailored workshops, assistance at professional meetings and advocacy.

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Young carers in crisis should contact Childline on

“I regularly refer families to Young Carers Plus and get only positive feedback relating to the support you give to both families and young people. The families I refer are in dire straits…your service is extremely valuable to them.”

Carla Austin

Family Key Working Service