About Us

Young Carers Bucks is part of Carers Bucks and supports children and young people aged 6-18 years old who care for a family member who has a:

  • physical or mental illness
  • disability
  • drug or alcohol related misuse

The cared for person may be a parent, sibling or another relative living in the same household. The child or young person does not necessarily have to be providing ‘hands on’ care to be recognised as a young carer. Even if there are services in place and other members of the family helping with the care, the emotional impact and¬†restrictions due to illness or disability can still have an enormous effect on the young carer.

Young carers are supported in a variety of ways:

  • regular clubs and activities
  • one-to-one support where needed
  • someone to talk to who understands
  • targeted group work
  • information, advice and signposting
  • opportunity to meet with other young carers
  • support in schools