Young Carers Family Breaks

A young carer is anyone aged under 18 who is affected by a family member who has:

  • A physical disability
  • A long-term physical illness
  • A mental health problem
  • A learning difficulty
  • Drug or alcohol misuse problems

Caring can mean giving someone practical help, like helping a parent to get dressed, but it can also be in the form of emotional support, for example, caring for someone with mental health problems. These extra responsibilities for young people mean that sometimes they miss out on social opportunities and feel isolated by their situation.

Our Family Breaks benefit young carers and their families by providing the opportunity to relax and enjoy some quality time together.
Our 3 – 4 day breaks will help to build family relationships, improve wellbeing and create happy, lasting memories.

We support the family in finding a break suitable for their needs and provide a holiday pack with information and tips on how to get the most from their break away.

To qualify the young carer(s) and their families must:

  • Live in Norfolk
  • Have not had a holiday/break within the past 2 years
  • Demonstrate they are unable to fund the break themselves and can provide evidence that their annual household income is below £25,000
  • Provide their own transport to and from their break

Applications are by professional referral only. If you know of or are working with a family with a young carer and their family who would benefit from a break then please complete the YC Family Break Application Form and return to us at info@norfolkfamilycarers.org or contact us on 01603 219924.

Only one break will be granted per family in any two year period.

Breaks must be taken in the UK.

For more information please contact us on 01603 219924.Our Young Carers Family Breaks are generously supported by Global’s Make Some Noise.

Supporting Young Carers.