Supporting Young Carers

We run carers’ groups in Norwich to support young carers – anyone aged between 5 and 18 who is affected by a family member who has:

  • A physical disability
  • A long-term physical illness
  • A sensory impairment
  • 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 groups give young people a chance to socialise with other young carers on a regular basis, have fun, learn new skills and benefit from the support and guidance of Support Workers. We provide young carers groups for children aged 5-11 years and 12-18 years in Norwich and aim to remove barriers that may be limiting young people from achieving all that they can be, giving them a space to be themselves and to grow in confidence.

If you are a Young Carer or know of a Young Carer, then please fill in the Young Carers Norfolk Referral Form 2020 and return it to us at or contact us on 01603 219924.

Waiting Lists

At the moment we are experiencing high demand for our young carers groups for children aged 5 – 11 years. We have taken the difficult decision to temporaily close our waiting list for this age group with immediate effect. We will review the situation in December. Whilst we do also have waiting lists for children aged 12 – 18 years these are much smaller so we are still accepting referrals for this age group.

If you have questions please contact us on 01603 219924.

Our Young Carers Project is funded through charitable grants and donations.

BBC Children In Need.

Supporting Young Carers.